MOBILE, AL – A woman from Alabama was apprehended on Monday in connection with a murder case that has remained unsolved for nearly a decade. Bridgette Matthews, 42, was indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the disappearance and presumed murder of Charles “Bubba” Jackson Jr., who vanished from his Mobile home in May 2014.
Jackson, a father of three, was reported missing by his girlfriend and the mother of his youngest child. His final communication was a single-word text message to his girlfriend, simply reading “HELP”. Prosecutors allege that Matthews, with the assistance of others who are still at large, ran over Jackson and concealed his body, which remains undiscovered.
Keith Blackwood, Mobile County District Attorney, revealed that previously uncooperative witnesses have now provided investigators with crucial information about Jackson’s death. Additionally, new physical evidence has been discovered. “A lot of evidence has been uncovered,” Blackwood stated, hinting at the possibility of more arrests in the future.
Matthews, who has a lengthy criminal history and has spent time in Metro Jail, was reportedly dating the brother of Jackson’s girlfriend at the time of his disappearance. This information was provided by the victim’s sister, Kisha Logan.
Logan expressed her family’s enduring hope for justice, despite being taken aback by the news of the arrest after nine years. The announcement stirred a mix of emotions for her and her nephews. Jackson’s eldest son, who was 11 at the time of his father’s disappearance and is now 21, was particularly elated at the prospect of justice for his father.
Logan, who is four years older than Jackson, fondly remembered her brother as a caring, jovial, and easygoing individual. She hopes that those involved in her brother’s death will be held accountable and that the full details of what happened to her brother will be revealed.