Bonnie Bess McFadden

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Above Images: McFadden, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 19, 2005 from Clarksville, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 78 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    McFadden was last seen cashing a check for several thousand dollars at a bank in Clarksville, Arkansas on August 19, 2005. She behaved normally during the transaction. She has never been heard from again. She and her brother lived on the same street in Coal Hill, Arkansas, and they normally had daily contact. After several days passed without his hearing from her, he became concerned and went to her house to check on her. McFadden's cars were on the property, unlocked. The gate to her driveway was unlocked also and there was no sign of her.

    It's uncharacteristic of McFadden to leave her vehicles or driveway gate unlocked, or to be out of touch with her family. Her purse and some financial papers were missing from her residence. She is described as a strong-willed and independent woman who lived quietly and frugally. She managed several rental properties in the Coal Hill area. Prior to her disappearance, she developed a close friendship with one of her tenants, a man in his twenties. She purchased many gifts for him, including a motorcycle and a backhoe, and paid for them to take a trip to Hawaii together. Her family was concerned about her relationship with the man and tried to discourage it, but McFadden wouldn't listen to them.

    McFadden's loved ones believe she met with foul play and they think they know who was responsible for her disappearance, but no charges have been filed and no suspects have been publicly named. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    America's Most Wanted
    The Southwest Times Record
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Morning News


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 12, 2011; weight added.

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