Huntsville Police: Missing 15-year-old Ja’Marious Logan found dead in Sylacauga

Four people were arrested in connection to Logan’s disappearance and death.
15-year-old Ja’Marious Logan's were believed to have been found in Sylacauga.
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 3:43 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 2:01 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Huntsville Police Department held a press conference on Friday afternoon regarding missing 15-year-old Ja’Marious Logan.

HPD officials say the remains believed to be Logan’s were found on Thursday in Sylacauga, AL. Talladega County Coroner Shaddix Murphy says the body was found on Spearhill Rd. in a small, makeshift grave behind an abandoned house.

Logan was last seen at the LR Patton apartment complex on Sept. 25 and was reported missing to Huntsville Police on Sep. 27. Officials say at that time investigators did not have credible information about Logan’s whereabouts and who was with him.

On Friday, 33-year-old Latorrie Gaddis was charged with capital murder in connection to Logan’s death. Gaddis was located in Alexander City by The U.S. Marshals Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force. Gaddis was already wanted by HPD for two second-degree assault warrants. He is scheduled to be in court on December 6 at 9 a.m. for a Felon Exam, according to court records.

Latorrie Gaddis, 33
Latorrie Gaddis, 33(HPD)

Investigators have also obtained a hindering prosecution warrant for Gaddis’ wife, 34-year-old Deserea Cunningham. She was taken into custody by authorities on Friday afternoon and booked into the Talladega County Jail. She was extradited to Huntsville and booked into the Madison County Jail. Cunningham is due in court for a Felon Exam scheduled on December 6 at 1 p.m., according to court records.

Deserea Cunningham
Deserea Cunningham(Madison County Sheriff's Office)

Latoya Wells, 37 and Corie Wilson, 33 are charged with kidnapping related to Logan’s disappearance. Officials say they will both be booked into the Madison County Jail. Wells and Wilson are both scheduled for a preliminary hearing on December 6 at 1:30 p.m., court records state.

Latoya Wells, 37 (left) and Corie Wilson, 33 (right)
Latoya Wells, 37 (left) and Corie Wilson, 33 (right)(HPD)

Murphy says the preliminary autopsy report is still pending. He says the remains were badly decomposed and will need DNA testing to confirm identification.

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