Elmore County mother and son have been missing for 2 years

Family members offering $10,000 reward.
Updated: May. 13, 2019 at 7:25 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It’s been nearly two years since an Elmore County woman and her son were reported missing.

Susan Osborne, 42, and her 14-year-old son, Evan Chartrand, were reported missing by family members on July 29, 2017. However, according to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Osborne and Chartrand had been missing for months before the report was filed.

For the past two years, family members and friends of Osborne and Chartrand have been searching tirelessly for the two, but they now believe that both of them are dead.

“I want justice. I want the killer caught," said Linda Anklam, Osborne’s mother and Chartrand’s grandmother. "I’m not getting any younger, and I want to see justice before I pass away.”

“I know they’re not here anymore, but I want closure,” said Brian Canfield, Osborne’s brother and Chartrand’s uncle.

Canfield said he knows who murdered his sister and nephew.

“I know who did it. I know exactly who did it," Canfield said.

However, authorities don’t have the evidence to prove his suspicions. Elmore County District Attorney Randall Houston said the case remains unsolved.

On Monday, family members and friends of Osborne and Chartrand gathered at Holtville High School for a Koi pond dedication in honor of Chartrand.

Holtville High School dedicated a Koi pond to Evan Chartrand.
Holtville High School dedicated a Koi pond to Evan Chartrand.

“We got together and decided to dedicate the outdoor garden and the pond in his memory, to both honor him and let his name and memory kind of continue here," said Holtville High School principal Kyle Futral. "We also want it to bring awareness to this story and keep this story out there.”

Chartrand was a student at Holtville High School before he disappeared. Futral said he remembers Chartrand as the “sweetest, most humble and kind person you could ever meet.”

Anklam said Chartrand loved fishing and would have "loved the Koi pond.”

“Evan loved fishing. That’s all he talked about," Anklam said. “I think this is amazing. The memory of Evan is going to live on forever in this school now.”

Osborne and Chartrand’s family members and friends want the same thing: justice.

“We’re looking for answers and closure. I’d love to know where the bodies are at and to give them a final resting place," Canfield said.

At the Koi pond dedication, Anklam announced that the family will be offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Osborne and Chartrand’s disappearances.

If you have any information regarding this case, contact the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office at 334-567-5441.

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