Two days later, after no word from either man, family members filed a missing persons report with Sacramento police. Investigators then obtained records from Pelt and DuBose’s mobile phone providers, which placed the men in a few different areas around the region, including Gridley, a small town about an hour north of Sacramento up State Route 99.
The phones of two Alabama friends who went missing after arriving in Sacramento on a vacation to visit friends have been located, but the men have yet to be found, according to authorities. On November 4, LaDexter Pelt, 25, of Greene County, Alabama, and John DuBose Jr., 20, of Tuscaloosa landed at Sacramento International Airport. The males are seen getting into a dark blue four-door sedan, maybe a Nissan or Toyota, at the airport, according to surveillance footage obtained by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Pelt’s last contact with his mother, according to family members, was a confirmation that he’d arrived in Sacramento.
Gridley police and the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office traced DuBose’s phone to the Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area. Upon further investigation, they located an individual who found the phone while hunting by the Feather River Bridge. Foot searches and ATVs were launched in the area, canvassing the open space outside the town of Nicolaus. “The search of the entire area surrounding the bridge crossing yielded no additional information,” Gridley police said in a statement.
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On Nov. 9, police got a hit for Pelt’s phone near the Super 8 by Wyndham hotel on Madison Avenue in Sacramento. Investigators spoke with hotel staff and searched the area, but did not locate the men.