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Justin Gaines, an 18-year-old college student from the North Atlanta suburbs, has been missing since November 2, 2007

Timeline of Events

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 11:38 P.M.

Justin entered Wild Bill's at exactly 11:38 P.M. (known from surveillance video)


Friday, November 2, 2007 - 1:20 A.M.

"I remember seeing Justin, that night. He was either drunk as hell or on some drugs... I was talking to him for a bite, he was all sweating and walking all stubbly. He was on the phone for a good while trying to call people. Last time I seen him was around 1:20am" -Forum Post


Friday, November 2, 2007 - 2:00 A.M.

"Me and my friends recall seeing him.I left the club around 2:00 A.M. and justin was laying across a bench. It looked like he was texting someone." -Forum Post


Friday, November 2, 2007 - 2:00 A.M.

His LAST cell phone call was at 2 a.m his friend answered and said no he can't pick him up.


Friday, November 2, 2007 - approximately 2:05 A.M.

The last transmission signal from his cell phone was at 2:05 A.M. (from other forum poster) (cells transmit every 15 mins)


Friday, November 2, 2007 - 2:30 A.M.

He didn't EXIT Wild Bill's till 2:30 A.M. (according to security guard on news clip) Wild Bill's closes at 2:45 A.M. on Thursdays. He might have been out at 2 A.M. and waited outside.


Friday, November 2, 2007 - 2:30 A.M.

He said he HAD a ride according to Parking Lot Guy

Additional Information

When Justin called a friend to come pick him up later in the night, the friend couldn't oblige. By Sunday, Justin's mom, Erika Wilson, was worried. She got in touch with his friends and tried local medical facilities but found no trace of her son.


Police are now trying to track Justin's cell phone signal and look over any relevant video surveillance from the night Justin disappeared.


Justin reportedly has two fake IDs. The names: Brad Shewe and Brad Allen. He has diamond studs in both ears and the last time he was seen, Justin was wearing a long-sleeved gray with "Abercrombie" stamped on the chest. He attends Gainesville State College in Oconee, GA and is normally good about checking in with his family.


It is hard to believe that someone in Justin's circle of friends doesn't know where he is. He'd obviously been hanging out at Wild Bill's for years. Though it's a big place, a frequent visitor like Justin may have had friends on the staff and plenty of other friends and acquaintances who would typically show up any given weeknight, just as he seemed to do.


Missing men simply don't receive the same news coverage as missing women. This may be because there is a (often mistaken) impression that men somehow bring about their own circumstances when they vanish -- that, or they meant to disappear and don't want to be found. Justin's youth and the known circumstances of his disappearance don't match well with an intentional disappearance.


Did Justin find a ride after all on November 2, 2007? The wrong ride?


If you think you've seen Justin Gaines or know where he is, please call the Gwinnett County PD at (770) 513-5300.