Clarence Junior Hopper

Above: Hopper, circa 1980


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 7, 1980 from West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1927
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hopper was last seen in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 7, 1980. He and a fellow crop duster, Charles Tim, left the West Palm Beach Airport in a twin-engine Beechcraft airplane they'd purchased the previous September. They flew out over the Gulf of Mexico and never returned.

    Both Hopper and Tim lived in South Haven, Michigan at the time of their disappearances and worked for the Mueller Crop Dusting Service operating out of the South Haven airport during the summer. Neither have ever been heard from again; they are presumed to have crashed in the ocean.

    Hopper was born in Remer, Minnesota. He had a winter residence in Bella Grade, Florida.

    Photographs and information for Tim are available.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Port Huron Times Herald


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 24, 2017; casefile added.

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