UPDATE: Missing Cullman salon owner may have ‘just left’ according to CPD
CULLMAN, Ala. (WBRC) - An update on a missing salon/barbershop owner who has been missing for more than a week. Cullman Police Lt. Jody Martin said the case now seems like Lillian Max just left.
Lt. Martin talked with WBRC FOX6 News reporter Clare Huddleston Wednesday.
Martin said he doesn’t believe 47-year-old Max was going to Atlanta. She had lived in Cullman for nine years.
There are no records of her arriving as a passenger in Atlanta. She told people she had an immigration appointment in Atlanta, but immigration officials said she never had a hearing or appointment.
Lt. Martin said Max was last seen getting on a bus at the Greyhound station in Birmingham at 10:10 p.m. Martin said Max was driven to the Birmingham, Alabama bus terminal by a friend and arrived at approximately 1:00 p.m. on May 2, 2021 to board a bus bound for Atlanta, Georgia. Max’s cell phone stopped working at approximately the same time she arrived at the bus terminal.
Max’s name was not found on passenger lists for arrivals at the Atlanta, Georgia bus station.
Lt. Martin said it is now believed Max was not a legal resident in the United States but from Honduras, not Mexico. Max has ties to New York and California, but she has no known family members in Alabama.
Martin said Max’s cosmetology license is gone meaning it’s likely she took it with her to start fresh.
Her rent and utilities are unpaid. Martin said Max borrowed money for the bus ticket and only left with a backpack.
Martin said it is believed Max left of her own free will and departed for somewhere other than Atlanta, Georgia based on the schedule for departures at the Birmingham bus station.
Martin also said Lillian Max is likely an alias or variation of her real name.
She’ll remain a missing person but the case will likely go cold.
Cullman PD posted this on Facebook on the morning of May 14: I’m sure a lot of local people know Lilli. Her barber shop/salon is in Creel Plaza on Highway 31 in Cullman.
She has not been seen or heard from by any of her friends in a week.
A missing person’s report has been filed, the police have done a welfare check of her shop and there’s no signs of her so far. Her phone number is on her page “Estetica Lilliam”, but her cell & business phone have been turned off.
If you have heard or seen anything from or about her, please contact the police or this page. The number for Cullman PD is (256) 775-7145.
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