Chanetta Ann Bennett
Bennett, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 08/01/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/17/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'5, 120 - 150 pounds
Medical conditions : Bennett has a history of drug abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Bennett has a scar across her nose and upper lip, a scar on her forehead, and a long scar on her right arm. She has a tattoo on her left arm and a chipped tooth, and her ears are pierced. Bennett may use the last names Morris and/or Okham. Her nicknames are Sho-Bo and Sho-Do.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bennett was last seen in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on August 1, 2001. She has never been heard from again. She wasn't reported missing until March 11, 2002.
In 2011, while looking for evidence in Bennett's case, police searched the former property of a Pine Bluff man who died in December 2010. His ex-wife told police he'd admitted to having killed a woman named "Show-Do." This was Bennett's nickname. He supposedly buried her body under an outhouse on his property in the 10200 block of Princeton Pike Road in Pine Bluff. The police looked at the property but did not dig, and they found no evidence of human remains.
Media reports stated Bennett was a prostitute, an allegation her family denies. She was on probation for a theft conviction at the time of her disappearance, and is classified as an absconder as well as a missing person. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Pine Bluff Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Never Forgotten | Arkansas Missing Persons Campaign
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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Pine Bluff Commercial
Arkansas Community Correction
October 12, 2004. April 4, 2018; DOB : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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