A missing Alabama State University student, Adam Dowdell Jr. has been found dead.
Montgomery and ASU police about 2:45 p.m. Monday responded to the 800 block of Hutchinson Street after receiving a report of a possible body found. The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. After further investigation, the body was officially identified as Adam Dowdell Jr., said Montgomery police Capt. Saba Coleman.
Dowdell graduated from Montevallo High School and his family lives in Alabaster. He was in his second year at ASU.
Toya Cohill said she last spoke with her son, affectionately known as “Belle,” on Monday, and his siblings spoke with him on Tuesday. Early Wednesday, she started receiving messages from his friends that he had not returned to his dorm room and that no one had heard from him.
She said she’s learned that on Tuesday night that he left with another student saying he was going to get cash from the bank. He was last known to be wearing a white shirt, checkerboard pants and Air Jordan 12 sneakers. Dowdell did not have a car with him at school, and his mother said if he had been planning to be gone long, he would have taken his book bag and a phone charger with him. Both were left behind.
Cohill and other family members rushed to Montgomery Wednesday and have been there since. She said they’ve been unable to track his phone because the location has been turned off and the phone is dead. Friends and family had been searching and handing out flyers.