Amanda Jean Holland
Holland, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 05/23/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Lake Placid, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/19/1991 (29)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 110 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green and blue shirt and blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Holland has a history of drug abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Holland has a scar on her right arm. She may use the last name Pate or Holland Pate.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Holland was last seen buying illegal drugs in the Highway Park Area of Lake Placid, Florida on May 23, 2017. She was possibly in the company of Samantha Barfield or Diane Cardenas at the time. Holland and Barfield may have been traveling back and forth between Sun-n-Lakes South and Highway Park in a minivan.
Holland was heard from on May 24, the day after she was last seen, but after that she was never seen or heard from again. She didn't have a cellular phone, vehicle or bank account when she disappeared, making it difficult to track her movements. She is considered to be endangered and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Highlands County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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