Janis Rose Bullock

Bullock, circa 1977

  • Missing Since 01/01/1978
  • Missing From Pearl River County, Mississippi
  • Classification Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age 27 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'1 - 5'3, 150 -180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Sandy blonde hair, brown/green eyes. Bullock has a scar on her lower abdomen. Some accounts spell her name "Janice."

Details of Disappearance

Bullock lost custody of her children to their father in 1974; she never saw her children again. Her family last heard from her when they got a letter from her sometime in 1976. On May 28, 1977, she was served in Pearl River County, MississippiĀ  with a summons to appear in court on June 24. She didn't show up for her court date. However, investigators don't think she went missing at that time.

At the time of her disappearance, Bullock was allegedly working as a waitress at a truck stop on Highway 26 in Poplarville, Mississippi. Indications are that Bullock continued to work there until early to mid-1978; this is the last indication of her whereabouts.

The owner of the truck stop was Burnell "Dick" Dedeaux. In 1981, Dedeaux murdered his girlfriend and then took his own life. It's unclear whether Bullock actually knew Dedeaux, but authorities would like to know if anyone saw her around the time of his death.

For unclear reasons, Bullock wasn't reported missing until 2017. One of her daughters filed the report. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear, but there has been no indication of her whereabouts since 1978.

Investigating Agency

  • Pearl River County Sheriff's Department 601-403-2530

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 13, 2020; casefile added.