Samantha Jean Hopper
Hopper, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 09/11/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/22/1978 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 125 pounds
Medical conditions : Hopper was eight months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Hopper has a scar on her neck. Her ears are pierced. She may use the last name Mahan.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hopper was last seen in Russellville, Arkansas on September 11, 1998. She came home from work and told her mother that she, her 22-month-old daughter Courtney Holt, and a friend were going to a concert in Little Rock, Arkansas and would be back on September 12. They were traveling in a blue 1989 Ford Tempo.
Hopper and Courtney have never been heard from again. Few details are available in their cases.
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Stuttgart Police Department
Pope County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Never Forgotten | Arkansas Missing Persons Campaign
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October 12, 2004. June 23, 2018; two pictures added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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