Why the craigslist trailer was never found
A Craigslist trailer, left in a rural area of Alabama, was found to be missing more than a year ago after an employee left it behind.
“I have been searching for it ever since,” said Michael McBride, who runs a local RV rental company.
“It’s in a remote area where there are no roads, no one’s living there.
It’s not going to come up anywhere.”
The trailer, which had no tags on it, was discovered in September 2016 by the Alabama Department of Natural Resources (ANR) after an anonymous tip.
The agency contacted the McBride family to help locate it.
The agency sent the trailer to a local contractor, who took it to a landfill.
On Oct. 5, 2016, the ANR notified the McBrides of the missing trailer, saying it was in a state of disrepair.
But the family was unable to locate it until November 2017, when a new trailer was sent to them.
“The new trailer has been in storage since then,” McBride said.
In the meantime, the Mcbrides have been making their own way through the woods, hunting for the missing truck.
One day in October, McBride spotted a large piece of wood sticking out of the ground and he and his family made their way toward it.
“I got out of my truck and walked toward it,” McBride said.
“I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.'”
The McBries found the trailer in the woods and took it back to their trailer.
That was the last time they ever saw the trailer.
They said they did not see it again until the truck was towed to a different landfill.
The Mcbrists said they do not believe the trailer was intentionally abandoned.
“[The McBrides] believe the missing car was left in the area because it’s in such bad shape, with the trailer missing and no signs of damage,” said Mark McBride of the McBean family law firm.
McBride said he believes the McBriens were just trying to find something and that the trailer had been sitting there for years.
“It is a piece of history that has a lot of sentimental value to us,” McBeans said.
The truck’s trailer was donated to the Mcbeans’ family by the trucking company in Alabama.
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