Bonnie Bess McFadden
McFadden, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 08/19/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 155 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McFadden was last seen cashing a check for several thousand dollars at a bank in Clarksville, Arkansas on August 19, 2005. She behaved normally during the transaction. She has never been heard from again.
She and her brother lived on the same street in Coal Hill, Arkansas, and they normally had daily contact. After several days passed without his hearing from her, he became concerned and went to her house to check on her. McFadden's cars were on the property, unlocked. The gate to her driveway was unlocked also and there was no sign of her.
It's uncharacteristic of McFadden to leave her vehicles or driveway gate unlocked, or to be out of touch with her family. Her purse and some financial papers were Missing location (approx) : her residence. She is described as a strong-willed and independent woman who lived quietly and frugally. She manAge at the time of disappearance: d several rental properties in the Coal Hill area.
Prior to her disappearance, McFadden developed a close friendship with one of her tenants, a man in his twenties. She purchased many gifts for him, including a motorcycle and a backhoe, and paid for them to take a trip to Hawaii together. Her family was concerned about her relationship with the man and tried to discourAge at the time of disappearance: it, but McFadden wouldn't listen to them.
McFadden's loved ones believe she met with foul play and they think they know who was responsible for her disappearance, but no charges have been filed and no suspects have been publicly named. Her case remains unsolved.
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Johnson County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
America's Most Wanted
The Southwest Times Record
The CUE Center for Missing Persons
North American Missing Persons Network
The Morning News
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