Stephanie Lynn Benton

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Left: Stephanie, circa 1995;
Right: Age-progression to age 35 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 13, 1995 from Bullhead City, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 16, 1977
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Stephanie has a discoloration on one of her thighs, a scar on her knee and a scar on her ankle. She has a tattoo of a cross with radiating lines on one of her buttocks, and a dot tattooed between her right thumb and forefinger. Her ears are pierced and she wears contact lenses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An oversized t-shirt, black boxer shorts and several Black Hills gold rings.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stephanie traveled from her family's residence in Kingman, Arizona to Bullhead City, Arizona with a female friend on March 13, 1995. The two women became separated at a park in Bullhead City and Stephanie disappeared. She was last seen at approximately 2:00 a.m. and has never been heard from again.

    Stephanie's family members said that she failed to retrieve her paycheck before her disappearance. She was also looking forward to her boyfriend's release from prison, which occurred six months after she went missing. It's possible drugs were involved in her case; both Stephanie and the friend who accompanied her that night were drug users.

    Two men claimed they were involved in Stephanie's case, but authorities determined that one of the individuals was imprisoned in March 1995 and the lead was cast aside. There have not been any arrests in connection with her disappearance, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kingman Police Department
    520-753-2191

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    The Doe Network
    The Kingman Daily Miner

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 10, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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