Hazel Rose Hess
Hess, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 06/30/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/27/1938 (83)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue denim jacket, blue jeans, light blue sneakers and a fanny pack.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. Hess wears upper and lower dentures.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hess was last seen by two of her children at her apartment in the 800 block of west Reed Road in Moberly, Missouri at 10:30 p.m. on June 30, 1994. Her daughter went to her home at 7:30 a.m. the next day to have breakfast with her, and discovered she was gone and the front door was ajar.
Hess's bedsheet and comforter were missing, but all her other personal belongings were left behind, including her purse, car and car keys. Blood was found at the scene.
Hess's upstairs neighbor at the time of her disappearance was Larry Adams. Hess was reportedly concerned about Adams and believed he was using drugs and engaging in other illegal activities. She never reported her suspicions to law enforcement, however. Police questioned Adams about Hess's case, but they haven't said whether he's considered a suspect. In 1996, Hayes shot and wounded a police officer; he is still in prison.
Hess left behind six adult children. She worked several jobs at the time of her disappearance, including waitressing at the Tracks End restaurant and baby-sitting. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance; it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Moberly Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missouri State Highway Patrol
The Columbia Tribune
Unsolved in the News
ABC 17 News
5 October 12, 2004. July 6, 2019; two pictures added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map