Jean McKinney

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Above Images: Jean, circa 1982


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 15, 1982 from Pearcy, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 27, 1926
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Dark blonde hair. Jean often wore wigs at the time of her 1982 disappearance and owned one platinum blonde wig. She wears eyeglasses and upper and lower dentures.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue pantsuit with a belt and brown shoes. Carrying a beige canvas purse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jean was last seen by her children on April 13, 1982. She worked part-time at Abilities Unlimited, but failed to show up for work on April 15. Her daughter reported her missing. After McKinney's disappearance, her Chevrolet Caprice was found at the Little Rock Airport. Detectives do not believe she flew out of the airport, however; there were no records of her purchasing a ticket, and she was afraid of flying.

    Investigators believe Jean's second husband, G. A. McKinney, may have been responsible for her disappearance. Neighbors saw them drive off in G. A.'s truck on the day of Jean's disappearance, but he later denied that she had been in his vehicle that day. He also removed a large piece of carpet from the utility room of the home that day; he claimed the washing machine had leaked on it and ruined it. One witness claimed to have seen G. A. leave home on the morning of April 15 with a barrel in the back of his vehicle and return 30 to 45 minutes later without it. G. A. maintains his innocence her disappearance and has not been charged with any wrongdoing in relation to it.

    Authorities think Jean's body is buried somewhere in rural Garland County, Arkansas, but searches of the area have turned up no sign of any remains. Her case remains open and unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Garland County Police


    Source Information
    The Doe Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 17, 2013; clothing/jewelry description added.

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