Details of Disappearance Vinson was last seen at 2:07 a.m. on July 29, 2000 in Scottsville, Kentucky. She was in the parking lot of the A.O. Smith plant at the time. She got out of her car and into a white truck with Calvin Smith in the parking lot.
He stated he drove her to a pay phone booth, then brought her back to her own car, but the phone booth records show that no calls were made, and surveillance video of the parking lot shows her departure with Smith but not her return.
Vinson was allegedly assaulted with a deadly weapon by her boyfriend at 1:30 a.m. that day, after she finished her shift at Federal Mogul. She went to the police department and filed a report against him, then drove to the A.O. Smith plant after that and vanished. Vinson's boyfriend is not considered a suspect in her disappearance, as he has an alibi for the time she vanished.
She has never been seen again and has not been in contact with any of her children, nor has she used her bank account. Her oldest two children, aged two and five, lived with their respective fathers at the time of Vinson's disappearance. She had custody of her youngest child, an eight-month-old girl.
Her baby daughter was with a babysitter on the day Vinson disappeared. The babysitter called the Kentucky Department of Social Services two days later, when Vinson had come to collect the baby. She does have a history of leaving children with babysitters for longer than the agreed-upon time, but would always make contact eventually.
In 2019, Smith was named as a person of interest in Vinson's disappearance, and police got a warrant to search a barn on his property in Munfordville, Kentucky. Foul play is suspected in Vinson's case.
- Allen City Sheriff's Department
Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 4, 2019; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.