Francis Loretta Heath Wells

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Above: Wells, circa 1954
(approximately 20 years before her disappearance; more recent photographs are unavailable)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 13, 1974 from Crossett, Arkansas
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 9, 1929
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 100 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Jeans and a yellow and purple plaid shirt over a green shirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wells was last seen in Crossett, Arkansas on August 13, 1974. She boarded a Trailways bus bound for El Paso, Texas, where she planned to visit relatives. She was supposed to come home the following Sunday. There's no evidence that Wells ever arrived in El Paso, and her bus later took her luggage back to Crossett without her. She has never been heard from again. Wells left behind four children. Few details are available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ashley County Sheriff's Department
    870-853-2040

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    Source Information
    The Ashley County Ledger

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 20, 2014; casefile added.

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