Samantha Lee Kent
Kent, approximately 1993
Date reported missing : 11/01/1993
Missing location (approx) :
AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/21/1969 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 105 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Kent has numerous scars on her lower back, as well as a scar on the inside of her left knee from a bullet fragment. She has a large flesh-colored mole half an inch below the hairline on the left side of her forehead.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kent was last seen in her hometown of AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska on November 1, 1993. Her landlady reported her as a missing person shortly thereafter. Kent disappeared under suspicious circumstances and has never been heard from again. She was employed as a dancer at P.J.'s in AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: in 1993, and resided in an apartment on east 24th Street.
Kent occasionally took impromptu trips out of town, but she has never been gone for this long. She had talked about taking a trip to Hawaii with a generous benefactor, but it is unlikely that this was the cause of her disappearance, because her summer clothing and bathing suits were left behind.
She was close to her aunt and uncle, but they have not heard from her since her disappearance. She left behind all her belongings, including her clothing, toothbrush and $300 in cash. In addition, her father died shortly before her disappearance and Kent was expecting a $5,000 inheritance which she never collected. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Alaska State Troopers
September 2021 updates and sources
Alaska Department of Public Safety
The AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: Daily News
The Doe Network
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October 12, 2004. November 4, 2020; middle name added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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