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Disappearance of West Bank man still a mystery one year later


Marrero, LA - One year after his disappearance, the family of 36-year-old Shane Fell, who went missing after his car flipped into a ditch in Marrero is still holding on to hope he will be found alive. Sunday, the family of Fell held a vigil marking one year since his disappearance.

One year ago in an industrial area of River Rd. near Marrero Rd., 36-year-old Shane Fell disappeared after crashing his car.

"It's not a whole lot of clues that they have that can tell us either way what happened with Shane that morning," said Brett Fell, Shane's brother. 

Brett Fell found his brother's green Saturn rolled over in a small ditch, 20 minutes after the accident, but Fell wasn't there.

"I spoke to him twice on the phone. The first time was when I called him, and then talked to him for about three minutes, and then he called me back, a short time later just to make sure I was on the way. He sounded a little panicky, you know I guess from over turning your car," said Fell.

After a Thursday night out at Rum Runners, a pool hall off Barataria Blvd., and only five minutes from the accident, Brett says he, his brother, and about eight other guys went their separate ways. Brett says he just happened to call Shane around 12:40 on that morning and that's when he told him he was in a single car accident, and his car flipped over.

A few minutes later, Brett says Shane called him back to make sure he was on his way. Brett says that was the last time he heard from his brother.

"It's all speculation at this point, and there are millions of ideas, and really everything runs through your head, whether somebody might have picked him up, and he's unsure where he's at, you know he's got a brain injury or something," said Fell. "He had an out of state license from Georgia, maybe he thinks he's living in Georgia now, and he's up there, so who knows."

The Fell family says they're still holding on to hope and praying that someone will come forward with information.

"Somebody somewhere has seen him, and call us, and we will gladly pick him up," said the mother of Shane Fell.

Brett says he and his family met with the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs office this past Friday. He says they have no new leads, and Shane Fells disappearance has been listed as a cold case.


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