Stephanie Dianne Hartwell

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Above Images: Hartwell, circa 2001


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 28, 2001 from Columbia, Mississippi
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 16, 1976
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 145 - 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, black eyes. Hartwell has a small scar below her right eye. She has several tattoos: the initials R. J. J. T. on her outer right forearm; a butterfly on her right bicep; the name "Steph" on her left bicep; and a heart with three to four drops below it on her left thigh.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hartwell was last seen between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m on November 28, 2001, getting into a green four-door Saturn with tinted windows in the vicinity of Harrison-Jefferson Road in Columbia, Mississippi. She has not been seen or heard from since. She left behind three children, whom she walked to the school bus stop shortly before she vanished.

    After Hartwell's disappearance, investigators found her purse. Nothing appeared to be missing from it. An extensive search failed to turn up any clue as to Hartwell's whereabouts. Her case is unsolved; the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unclear.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Marion County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    The Columbian-Progress


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