Heidi Ann Zampell

Zampell, circa 1987

  • Missing Since 06/18/1987
  • Missing From Naples, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 11/01/1964 (54)
  • Age 22 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2, 105 - 110 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A maroon flower-printed shirt, a skirt and black shoes.
  • Medical Conditions Zampell has a hearing impairment and wears hearing aids in both of her ears.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Zampell has an eight-inch scar on her lower abdomen. She has prominent collarbones. Zampell is slightly hunchbacked. Some agencies spell her first name "Hidi."

Details of Disappearance

Zampell was employed at Bathtique at the Coastland Mall in Naples, Florida in 1987. She finished her work shift at 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 1987 and asked a friend to drive her to Golden Gate, Florida. Zampell's friend told authorities that she wanted to visit Arthur Sims's residence at Golden Gate Estates. Zampell reportedly refused to explain her reasons for the visit. Sims was a minister at the Naples Independent Bible Church at the time.

Zampell's friend stated that she was dropped off at Sims's home and was last seen walking up his driveway. She has never been heard from again. Sims told investigators that Zampell was not a member of his church and she did not visit his residence.

Authorities believe that Zampell may have been taken against her will. She does not have a history of leaving without warning, she had no current passport, and she left behind all her clothes as well as her last paycheck. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Collier County Sheriff's Department 813-774-4434

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 30, 2016; details of disappearance updated.