Heidi Ann Zampell

Above: Zampell, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 18, 1987 from Naples, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 1, 1964
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 105 - 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Zampell has an eight-inch scar on her lower abdomen. She has prominent collarbones. Zampell is slightly hunchbacked. Some agencies spell her first name "Hidi."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A maroon flower-printed shirt, a skirt and black shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Zampell has a hearing impairment and wears hearing aids in both of her ears.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Zampell was employed at Bathtique at the Coastland Mall in Naples, Florida in 1987. She finished her work shift at 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 1987 and asked a friend to drive her to Golden Gate, Florida. Zampell's friend told authorities that she wanted to visit Arthur Sims's residence at Golden Gate Estates. Zampell reportedly refused to explain her reasons for the visit. Sims was a minister at the Naples Independent Bible Church at the time.

    Zampell's friend stated that she was dropped off at Sims's home and was last seen walking up his driveway. She has never been heard from again. Sims told investigators that Zampell was not a member of his church and she did not visit his residence.

    Authorities believe that Zampell may have been taken against her will. She does not have a history of leaving without warning, she had no current passport, and she left behind all her clothes as well as her last paycheck. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The Vanished Children's Alliance
    The Miami Herald
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    Collier County Sheriff's Office
    The Fort Myers News-Press


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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