In Loving Memory Of Faye Aline Self

Friday, July 28, 2006

Faye Aline Self

Missing since March 30, 1983 from Armistead, Red River Parish, Louisiana.

Classification: Missing, legally declared dead.
Age at Time of Disappearance: 26 years old


On the night of March 30, 1983, Aline Self left her baby with her mom and went to meet some friends at the Wagon Wheel Bar & Restaurant. The friends in the bar said that Aline told them she was leaving to go get her daughter since she had to be at work early the next day. She never arrived at her mom's house. Her car was still in the parking lot the next day.

The car was still locked and the keys were not found. Her father and brother broke into it and popped the locked steering column so they could pull it home. Her family says she did have a wild streak but she was very responsible where the baby was concerned and she would never have left willingly. Aline was declared dead 5 years after her disappearance.

And for 23 years, that is where it stayed.

Until yesterday.

At least now we know.

God bless you Aline. We never stopped looking.

After these 23 long years love, finally, may you rest in peace.

We will never forget. And our search will continue now, more vital than ever.

Until you are home.


  • Rest in Peace Faye Aline, you are in my thoughts.

    By Blogger Kangaroo Brisbane Australia, at 30/7/06 6:21 PM  

  • I knew Aline 30 years ago, when I met Aline, she had just had her first child. Aline was a very caring and a loving mother. Her daughter was everything to her. She had a second child and moved back to Houston. We lost contact. I know she would want her children to know that she loved them very much. Aline may you rest in peace. cindy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 30/7/06 7:40 PM  

  • Cindy, Thank you.

    I will make sure her children see your message. I know it will mean a lot to them.

    And Kangaroo, my mom says hi.

    By Blogger Christy, at 31/7/06 5:26 AM  

  • Aline touched the lives of many with fond memories. She was a member of our family at one time and through her children and precious grandchildred always will be. The shock of this is so strong, the pain is hard to bear but Aline is resting in God's arms now.
    We Love You Aline!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Brenda, at 31/7/06 9:58 AM  

  • To all of you who knew Aline I thank you for your memories. I never expected that this news would bring back all the pain like it was yesterday but it did. She deserved to have her picture shown and not just a name in a newspaper and that's why this blog was created. Her beautiful children have gone through so much and I know that Mama and Daddy are with her now. Keep believing that the truth will be revealed. My love to everyone

    By Blogger A Loved One, at 31/7/06 10:58 AM  

  • Finally, mom you get to rest in peace. I know the minute you were gone your spirit was wrapped in the loving arms of God. But, in a way this brings closure to us all. But, know you will never ever be forgotten. I love you more now than ever.

    Karrie Lynn

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 31/7/06 11:21 AM  

  • For you Kerrie Lynn. We love you.

    Fly Away

    If you read this child,
    Do not mourn me. Do not grieve.
    No goodbye should make you cry,
    For what you don't believe.

    See me not in this place.
    Close your eyes and dream.
    Fly with me in outer space.
    Meet me by mountain streams.

    Do not fear that I shall fade.
    For in you my blood is found.
    Fly away, love, fly away.
    And never touch the ground.

    Forget we ever were apart.
    For even one single day.
    Forgive me of my mortal sins.
    And for all I could not say.

    Fly away now, fly away.
    You must fly away from me.
    Go higher still and never land.
    Then I, too, shall be free.

    Christy Cole

    By Blogger Christy, at 31/7/06 8:05 PM  

  • Aline use to be my Aunt. Tiffany is my first cousin. I was only 8 years old when Aline went missing, but I remember the heartache my family felt. Tiffany has always had a piece of her missing because of what happen to her mother. She has always wondered about her mother. I just hope now that she can have a memorial service and buy a marker to place at a cemetery so that she will have a place now to honor her mother's memory. Aline may you rest in peace. Stacy

    By Blogger Stacy Foster Polak, at 31/7/06 9:31 PM  

  • There are some serious discrepancies here. I spoke to Doug last night and he said Aline was off work the next day and was supposed to bring her car out to Grandpas for him to fix the tail lights. She could not have told those people in the bar that she had to leave to pick up Tiffany for work early in the morning. Go to and read about the former sheriff admitting they found the file nearly empty in the trunk of a sheriffs car. He says he suspected this guy in both cases but "can't remember" if he was ever questioned. It's under the banner that says the investigation was bungled.

    By Blogger A Loved One, at 2/8/06 7:35 AM  

  • I have copies of what Det. Rhodes gave me when I went to Coushatta to visit with him in 1994. Needless to say, it isn't much and probably of no help, but I do have a little.
    I just read the article in the Gazette and only ONE of her THREE children ever received social security.
    I also have a call in to the Colorado sheriff, needless to say, I haven't heard back from him. I guess after 23 years a few more days won't matter?
    This is a gross miscarriage of justice, not just for mom, but for all of these beautiful ladies that could and SHOULD be alive right now. Way to go Red River Sheriff's Dept.

    With much disquest,

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/8/06 9:53 AM  

  • I spoke with the sheriff in Colorado. I just wanted to say thank you to him and his staff for actually trying to bring closure to all of us. I learned more from him in a 10 minute phone call then I did in the 23 years from Red River. Thank you Sheriff for being sincere. Red River Parish Sheriff's office needs to be investigated. If this happened to us, how many others did it happen to? I do not lay blame on the current sheriff, but I do hope changes are made for future victims and their families. No one should ever grow up not knowing where their family members are. I will not let this rest. I can't. I have waited way too long for this. So have so many others.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/8/06 12:34 PM  

  • To Karrie,


    From Aline's Roots in Houston,Texas

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/8/06 12:54 PM  

  • Karrie,

    For most of my life, I did not know where you were. It is not right what happened, it can not be MORE wrong.

    But, we are all coming back together again now, and I say you fight them tooth and nail doll and we will be there backing you up 100%.

    Take their asses down baby girl. All of them.

    By birthright you are now in the lead on this and we are all standing here with you. Whatever you want done will be done. Just say the word. To hell with the Red River Parish Sheriffs Department.

    We will never be lost to one another again.

    Please tell Petey we love him, and miss him terribly. If he needs anything, let us know.

    By Blogger Christy, at 2/8/06 1:54 PM  

  • And mother, this green template is horrid.

    Please use the yellow ochre minima.

    In spite of the ugly name, I do believe it is the look you are going for.

    By Blogger Christy, at 2/8/06 1:57 PM  

  • So as not to weigh down this blog, I created a sister site and inserted a small private chatroom for all of us.

    It is free and requires no registration.

    This site is good for messages but you can speak in real time to each other there.

    Love yall.

    By Blogger A Loved One, at 2/8/06 2:45 PM  


    This site is good for archiving all the links too. Here is one to their archives

    Post em if ya got em!

    By Blogger Christy, at 3/8/06 6:09 AM  

  • I was watching from the room next to my mom yesterday Karrie...

    I was so proud of you both!!!

    "Blood on their hands'.


    By Blogger Christy, at 4/8/06 4:49 AM  

  • Not only was mom treated "less worthy" by Brown, but also the Red River Parish Sheriff's Dept. So many lives would still be intact if just one single person had followed through. It's just so wrong. There is absolutely nothing fair about this. Not only for her, but for all of the families that did not have to lose a loved one after her. Every chance I get will be to crucify that sheriff's dept.
    I have cried for two days. I can't believe this has happened. No one can possibly know how we feel unless they have lived through it. MY heart goes out to Aimie Sperry and the others. I applaude the efforts of the Colorado Authorities and Mr. Nohr and Mr. Hess. I will forever sing their praises and will be eternally grateful.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/8/06 5:12 AM  

  • Here is that reporter from the Gazettes email.

    I was going to see if we could not reach out to Aimie Sperry, give them our contact numbers or this site here for her. No one should be going through this alone.

    Had they followed through he r 15 year old mother never would have been in this killers path.

    As I told mom yesterday, this is no longer about Robert Browne, the details of what he did matter, but what the cops have done in both Alines and Wandas case is, I swear one of the most shocking things I have ever witnessed.

    We love you so much Karrie. Come monday momma will see about getting yall legal representation. We have to know what is left of these files and evidence. We have to have someone in there who IS working for Aline.

    It still feels less real, not more, doesn't it?

    What an unbelievable situation this is all around, but the winds of fortune are now for the first time blowing in our favor.

    And the Red River Parish Sheriffs department has just ran out of time to invent more excuses.

    Love to your kids Cuz.

    If you need anything let us know.

    By Blogger Christy, at 4/8/06 5:38 AM  

  • Ooops forgot link

    By Blogger Christy, at 4/8/06 5:39 AM  

  • Where is Aline's brother "Ricky" Haven't heard anything of him.

    Just a friend.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/8/06 3:19 PM  

  • What about him?

    What were you hoping to hear?

    By Blogger Christy, at 10/8/06 8:27 AM  

  • "Hoping" Nothing, just inquiring about an old friend. I had heard Jo Ann passed and was wondering about Ricky.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/8/06 8:59 AM  

  • Dear "Friend"-
    You sure seem to hear alot about our family. What is your name?

    By Blogger Karrie, at 10/8/06 9:15 AM  

  • BTW Karrie..

    I would like to turn over the comments section to you. If you want them that is.

    There is an autolink that sends all comments through to an adminstrators email, I was not sure whos to put so I put my own in for now, but really this conversation..belongs to you.

    So if you want I can reset it so that you are notified of any comment on the blog vis email, or if you are not sure it is cool, I can keep it like it is until you or my mom feel like it.

    Let me know.

    By Blogger Christy, at 10/8/06 9:31 AM  

  • As a matter of a fact, if you will set up a free email account, one that can be listed publicly here, I can not only turn over the comments section to you but I can email you the master account info for both this site and the chat site.

    I can teach you how to control this entire blog in less than 10 minutes. 123 easy. Then you can post whatever you like on the main page.

    The public email account will allow people like 'Friend' here to contact you privately and you can respond using that email without giving out personal email.

    But as I said, if you are not sure it can all stay just as it is and you can take all the time you like to think about it.

    By Blogger Christy, at 10/8/06 9:43 AM  

  • You will be glad to know Friend that Ricky is alive and still kicking.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/8/06 9:52 AM  

  • Thank you for asking about Ricky as you are an old friend. He calls and we see him infrequently since he drives a truck cross-country. He has had health problems but is doing pretty well now. Joann did pass away suddenly from a brain anurysm in 1997. Daddy died in 1987 and mom in 2003 from brain cancer. We have lost both parents and both sisters but my brothers are still here thank god. Whether it affected us directly or the effect was indirect we have lived with this mystery for many years and it never can heal, especially for her children but also for the siblings and neices and nephews who have lived it too. I was naive and thought that someone who went missing would turn up eventually whether dead or alive. Sadly life isn't like the TV shows and many people disappear and are never found. Our hearts go out to all the families who live with this hole in their lives. Again, thank you for asking.

    By Blogger Katherine, at 12/8/06 5:42 PM  

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