Vicki Sue Lour
Lour, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 06/03/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/24/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 160 pounds
Medical conditions : Lour was addicted to drugs at the time of her disappearance. She also has other health problems.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lour was last seen in Greenville, Missouri on June 3, 2006. She was supposed to be traveling with her boyfriend, Steven Huffman, from her home outside Piedmont to Popular Bluff, Missouri and Arkansas. They may have been traveling in a maroon or red Buick Century with Arkansas license plates 768 IGW. Lour has never been heard from again.
When Lour's father asked where she was, Huffman told him he had checked Lour into a rehabilitation center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He told another relative a slightly different story; he said he had left Lour at the rehabilitation center and she was supposed to check herself in.
Lour's family reported her as a missing person on July 13. Police could find no evidence that she had entered a rehabilitation center. They were initially unable to find Huffman, but he resurfaced some time later.
Her family believes Huffman was involved in her disappearance; they describe him as a violent individual and believe he murdered her. Police consider Huffman a person of interest in Lour's disappearance, but little evidence is available to indicate a crime was committed. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Wayne County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
North American Missing Persons Network
Missouri State Highway Patrol
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
The Daily Statesman
The Southeast Missourian
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 12, 2004. September 15, 2012; Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
Interactive Missing Person Search Map