Suzen Cooper

Suzen, circa 2016; Suzen's tattoos; Rachael Cooper

  • Missing Since 09/26/2016
  • Missing From Malvern, Arkansas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 02/12/1972 (46)
  • Age 44 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'1, 165 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Cooper has the following tattoos: a heart with the words "Mr. Wrong" on her left breast, a small flower on her upper arm, "We are all playing the same game just different levels All living in the same hell, just different devils" on the back of her right shoulder, a banner with the words "I'll be your Bonnie and you will be my Clyde" on her left thigh, and a cross with the words "Mike" and a head on her right calf. Photos of her tattoos are posted with this case summary. Cooper may use the last name Joyner. Her nickname is Suzie.

Details of Disappearance

Suzen was last seen in Malvern, Arkansas on September 28, 2016. She was reported missing by her family after they realized she hadn't accessed her bank account in several days, which was uncharacteristic of her. She has never been heard from again.

In February 2017, Rachael N. Cooper was charged with first-degree murder in Suzen's presumed death. A photo of Rachael is posted with this case summary. She is Suzen's former sister-in-law. She originally told investigators that she had given a ride to Suzen on the day of her disappearance and dropped her off at a residence on Hoover Street in Malvern.

Authorities later learned that Rachael had arranged for Suzen to exchange hydrocodone pills for methamphetamine with another person, Donald Smith. According to their theory, Rachael picked her up, and Suzen was subsequently murdered by Smith in the truck Rachael was driving. Rachael then drove the truck to Smith's residence, where it was cleaned and all the evidence was disposed of.

In August 2017, Rachael pleaded guilty to a reduced charged of felony hindering apprehension and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In July 2018, Smith was charged with capital murder in Suzen's case.

Foul play is suspected in Suzen's disappearance due to the circumstances involved. Her body has never been found.

Investigating Agency

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Little Rock, Arkansas Office
  • 501-221-9100
  • Hot Spring County Sheriff's Department
  • 501-337-7738

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 30, 2018; details of disappearance updated.