Monday, January 6, 2014
Oxford Eagle

Authorities searching for missing figure skating duo

Parents say Cameron and Caitlin Maxwell never checked into Boston hotel

by Loretta Winston

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Oxford Olympic hopefuls Cameron and Caitlin Maxwell are missing, Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department officials said yesterday. The duo's parents, Todd and Robin Maxwell, reported them missing late yesterday after not hearing from them for nearly three days.

The brother-sister figure skating team, once favored to make the Olympic team for Sochi this year, were supposed to travel to Boston to compete in the US Figure Skating Championships, but apparently never arrived.

The Maxwells were last seen at the Magnolia Transit drop-off point at the Eastgate Shopping Center on University Avenue near Highway 7 around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, where they were waiting for the shuttle bus to the airport in Memphis, Tennessee.

Cameron Maxwell, 20, is described as a 5' 9", 170-pound man with dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue coat, white shirt, blue jeans and black athletic shoes.

Caitlin Maxwell, 19, is 5' 4", weighs 104 pounds, and has light brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a light blue coat, white shirt, blue jeans and white athletic shoes.

Anyone with information about Cameron or Caitlin Maxwell's whereabouts is asked to contact the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department.


  • What Im trying to understand why were they out waiting on a bus at 3:30am in the morning, where was there last vacation before reaching that bus stop. Who was the last person they talked to? It is strange that they both was missing together, why did the parents wait 3 days later to report them missing, because the brother and sister look like two siblings that love each other very much. I wanna know more about these two individuals. I definatly would like to know the backgrounds of thevpeople who knew them both. The parents im thinking they know something. this sound like these two children are held for randsom, they could be still alive in the Memphis area, there could be cameras in the area that can see how they vanished. The detevtives need to.push harder. I feel the parents are a target, they know something, lets focus on them.

  • Im confused about this story. How could these two people become missing? Somebody know something. Because its obvious somebody wanted to prevent them to performing in the finals. They could not just vanish into thin air. Questions need to be asked. because unless they was kidnapped by a stranger , still questions need to be asked. I would start with the parents. Where were they before the sister and brother arrived to the bus stop, because 3:30am in the morning, they shouldnt have been waiting on the shuttle bus at that time of the morning. Somebody know something.

  • Wrong, why would the parents have kidnapped their own children? They don't have a motive or any opportunity to do so. Secondly why would the parents report them missing if they kidnapped them? Even if that would wipe them off of some peoples list as suspects all filing a report would do is bring more attention to them than necessary. Another issue is none of the other competitors would have been close enough to have actually done this, most of them were probably already in Boston around the time this occurred. What we should be looking for is something possibly intruding into the personal lives of the two.

  • First of all, how were they (the siblings) reported missing January 5, 2014, if the parents said that they haven't heard from either one of them in three days? Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell should have reported what happened when they (Cameron and Caitlin) "went missing nearly three days ago". That means that they were most likely kidnapped somewhere around 3:30 a.m. If Cameron and Caitlin were supposed to go to the bus @ 3:30 a.m. (I doubt it thought), then the parents should have gone w/ them. Otherwise, I would start by questioning the parents and branching out my suspicions w/ the people closest to them.

  • But, even though we can automatically assume that the parents hold responsibility, it's not just them. Also focus on the people around them, including the people involved with the two siblings.

  • First, I don't understand why it took their parents to report them missing. Second, why was they waiting for a shuttle at 3:30 in the morning.? It seems to me they could have taken a letter shuttle. The article did not say when they had to be in Sochi for the Olympic so I do not know how much time they had to get there. Their disappearance could be linked to the Olympic. Maybe someone does not want them to perform. Who was the last person(s) they talked to? At 3:30 in the morning there is not many people out. Maybe someone saw or heard something. If there is a store, bank, etc. nearby, there should be cameras. Maybe one of the cameras caught something. They also need to look into the siblings personal life. Do they have any enemies? Did they run away because they didn't want to perform and was afraid to face their parents?

  • Has this case been solved my heart goes out to the family

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