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The Case of Natasha "Alex" Carter

THE CASE WE FOR YOU TODAY HAS TO BE OUR MOST PERSONAL CASE TO DATE. A CASE THAT IS STILL ACTIVE SO SOME DETAILS ARE GOING TO BE LEFT OUT. 

THIS IS THE STORY OF NATASHA ALEXANDER AUGUSTA CARTER. BETTER KNOWN AS ALEX.


ALEX CATER WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 22, 1989, TO RICKY LAFFERTY AND SUSAN GALE CARTER. 


GROWING UP IT’S SAID THAT ALEX WAS LIKE A LITTLE OLD LADY RICK LAFFERTY SAID THAT ALEX WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHILD GROWING UP AND THAT SHE WAS THE BEST CHILD ANY PARENT COULD HAVE. 

DURING THIS TIME ALEX FOR THE MOST PART LIVED WITH HER FATHER RICKY IN PINEVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA. DURING THIS TIME SUSUAN REALLY WASN’T IN THE PICTURE. 


SUSAN WAS DIAGNOSED AS PARANOID, SKITSOFRENIC, MANIC DEPRESSED, AND BIPOLAR TYPE 1. 

RICKY SAID THAT SUSAN WOULD GO OFF THE DEEP END ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.

RICKY ALSO SAID YOU COULD BE WITH ONE PERSON ONE SECOND THEN 5 MINUTES LATER YOU CAN BE WITH SOMEONE ELSE. 


A JUDGE IN WYOMING COUNTY GRANTED SUSUAN SUPERVISED VISITS WITH ALEX. RICKY SAID THAT ALEX WAS MISERABLE FOR THE ENTIRE HOUR SHE HAD TO SPEND WITH HER MOTHER AND THAT SHE NEVER WANTED TO GO WITH HER BECAUSE SHE WAS AFRAID OF HER MOTHER. 

RICKY RECALLS ONE DAY THAT SUSAN LEFT ALEX OUTSIDE IN A THUNDERSTORM AFTER SHE GOT HOME FROM SCHOOL. 

RICKY SAID WHEN HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THAT HE DROVE THERE AND PICKED ALEX UP. 



RICKY AGREED TO LET SUSAN AND HER HUSBAND LARRY WEBB TAKE ALEX ON A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD. WHEN THEY GOT BACK FROM THE TRIP SUSAN TRIED TO FORCE ALEX TO GO HOME WITH HER AND SUSAN WAS THE TYPE TO HAVE 80’S STYLE BIG HAIR AND LONG NAILS AND SHE GRABBED ALEX BY THE FACE AND SCRATCHED ALEX UNDER HER CHIN. 


RIGHT THEN AND THERE RICKY WENT TO THE WYOMING COUNTY MAGISTRATE AND GOT A WARANT FOR CHILD ABUSE. RICKY SAID THAT IT WENT ON AND ON AND THAT HE ENDED UP GOING THRU SIX ATTORNEYS.


IN A LETTER FROM THE PINEVILLE GRADE SCHOOL “ON JANUARY 25, 2000, I WAS CALLED TO PINEVILLE GRADE TO HELP WITH THE SITUATION WHERE ALEX CARTER WOULD BE TAKEN FROM ONE PARENT AND CUSTODY WOULD BE GIVEN TO THE OTHER PARENT. ALEX’S FATHER HAD COME TO PICK HER UP AND ONCE HE WAS TOLD THE NEW COURT ORDER, HE AGREED IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR ALEX IF HE WASN’T THERE. HE LEFT AND WENT HOME. 

THE MOTHER CAME WITH HER HUSBAND AND TALKED WITH SHERIFF RANDALL ALIFF CONCERNING THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS ISSUING CUSTODY. WHEN ALEX CAME IN AND SAW HER MOTHER, SHE IMMEDIATELY TURNED VERY PALE. 


AS HE COUNSELOR, I TOOK HER INTO THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE TO TALK WITH HER FOR A FEW MINUTES, WHILE HER MOTHER TALKED WITH SHERIFF ALIFF. ALEX WAS VERY COMFORTABLE WITH ME AND TALKED, EXPLAINING SHE WAS NOT AWARE SHE WOULD BE TAKEN AWAY THAT DAY. SHE ASKED ME ABOUT HER FATHER AND I EXPLAINED, SHE CRIED WHEN SHE REALIZED THE SITUATION. 


WHEN HER MOTHER CAME INTO THE ROOM, ALEX’S WHOLE DEMEANOR CHANGED. SHE BECAME BELLIGERENT WITH HER, TOLD HER MOTHER NOT TO TOUCH HER, NOT TO TOUCH HER BOOK BAG, AND THAT SHE DID NOT WANT TO GO WITH HER. ALEX CRIED MORE SO WHEN HER MOTHER WALKED INTO THE ROOM. 


IT IS ALSO FROM MY UNDERSTANDING FROM HOLLYWOOD ELEMENTARY THAT ALEX MISSED 7 DAYS OF SCHOOL IN THE FOUR WEEKS SHE WAS ENROLLED AT THE SCHOOL .


IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NEEDED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW . 

SINCERELY, LINDA G. PHILLIPS

ELEMENTARY COUNSELOR PINEVILLE GRADE SCHOOL.”


THE CUSTODY BATTLE ENDED UP GETTING HEATED BETWEEN RICKY AND SUSAN. RICKY SAID THAT HE HAS EVERY SINGLE CASE FILE FROM THAT BATTLE AND THAT IT SHOWS WHERE ALEX TOLD THE JUDGE THAT SUSAN WOULD DO DRUG INFRONT OF HER. BY THE END OF THE CUSTODY BATTLE THE JUDGE RULED THAT THE TWO WOULD HAVE SHARED CUSTODY OF ALEX. 

SUSAN TOLD RICKY THAT HE WOULD NEVER SEE ALEX AGAIN. 



THE TWO WOULD MEET AT LESTER SQUARE IN RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. RICKY SAID THAT WAS THE LAST PLACE THAT HE EVER SAW ALEX. ON AUGUST 8TH 2000 RICKY AND HIS FRIEND MATTHEW SHOOK LET ALEX OUT OF THE VAN. ALEX TOLD RICKY THAT SHE LOVED HIM AND GOODBYE.


AT THE NEXT HEARING SUSAN DIDNTW UP AND SO RICKY WAS GRANTED CUSTODY. BY THEN, ALEX WAS GONE. 


A FELONY WARRANT FOR KIDNAPPING WAS ISSUED FOR SUSUAN ON NOVEMBER 13TH, 2000.



MANY AGENCIES STILL CLASSIFY ALEX AS A VICTIM OF A FAMILY ABDUCTION WHO MAY BE IN THE COMPANY OF HER MOTHER AND AN ADULT MALE THAT MAY HAVE LEFT THE STATE. DECADES PASSED WITHOUT ANY SIGN OF ALEX OR SUSAN, AND AUTHORITIES BEGAN TO LOOK BEGAN TO LOOK INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF FOUL PLAY. 

ALEX’S CASE SADLY WENT COLD WAS A WEST VIRGINIA WINTER. FOR 21 YEARS THERE WAS BARELY ANY MOVEMENT IN THE CASE. IN DECEMBER OF 2021 THE FBI ANNOUNCED THEY WERE LOOKING INTO THE CASE OF NATASHA ALEX CARTER. 


AT THE TIME OF THE DISAPPEARANCE ALEX WAS LIVING WITH SUSAN’S HUSBAND, LARRY DELL WEBB, IN THE 100 BLOCK OF KYLE LANE. 

IN AUGUST OF 2023, THE FBI SEARCHED WEDD’S HOME LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE IN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALEX. 



LARRY TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE HAD NO IDEA WHY AUTHORITIES WERE SEARCHING HIS PROPERTY, THOUGH HE SAID ALEX’S NAME AND I’M GOING TO USE AIR QUOTES HERE “SOUNDED FAMILIAR” AND THAT HE AND SUSAN “WERE MARRIED. I THINK” HE STATED THAT HE WAS AWAY ON A TRIP AT THE TIME OF THEIR DISAPPEARANCE. 

LARRY’S LIVE-IN CARE-TAKER TERRY LILLY TOLD PRESS THAT THE FBI FOUND A BULLET IN THE WALL OF A BEDROOM WITH ALEX’S DNA ON IT, SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT CONFIRMED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE FBI ALSO REMOVED TILE FROM THE FLOOR IN THE BASEMENT. 

MUSIC PAUSE 


ON SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2023 LARRY’S LIVE IN CARE-TAKER TERRY LILLY SUDDENLY PASSED AWAY. NO FUNERAL WAS HELD FOR HIM. 


IN OCTOBER OF 2023, LARRY WEBB WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MIRDER IN THE DEATH OF NATASHA ALEX CARTER. HE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED IN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SUSAN CARTER.

LARRY WEBB IS STILL AWAITING HIS TRIAL.


IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE CASE OF NATASHA ALEX CARTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AT (304) 746-2100 

OR THE FBI PLEASE CALL THEIR HOTLINE 1-800-FBI. 



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