On November 1, 1972, James Allen Crosby, 16, and William Edward Huff, 14, were dropped off at school by their mothers, but neither boy attended class that day. Their families did not find out the boys missed school until they returned at the end of the day to pick them up. Law enforcement was notified and a search for the boys began. Unfortunately, James Allen Crosby and William Edward Huff were not located and they were considered to be runaways, despite their families declaring they would not have done so.
Eleven years later, on April 21, 1984, the local airport manager and his friend were looking for game trails in an isolated area of the airport when they came across human remains. Law enforcement was contacted and the memory of the missing boys came to mind. Clothing was found with the remains. The mothers of boy boys were both able to identify the clothing as what their sons had been wearing the last time they were seen alive. James Allen Crosby and William Edward Huff had finally been found, but what happened to them?
Stories and rumors have flowed through Walterboro for five decades, but there are still no real answers for the families or friends who have spent those five decades missing the boys.
Creating this fundraiser to fund the scholarship in their name is to help keep their memory alive.