Helen Theresa Valentine
Valentine, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 09/14/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/14/1967 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black sleeveless or short-sleeved shirt, dark brown or tan shorts and flip-flops. Carrying a small backpack/purse.
Medical conditions : Valentine suffers from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Valentine's maiden name is Roland. She has a tattoo on her right ankle and a tattoo on her right shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Valentine was last seen in Paris, Arkansas on September 14, 2012. Her family got a text messAge at the time of disappearance: from her on September 17, her thirty-fifth birthday; this is the last time they heard from her. That same day she was seen in a local grocery store.
She'd been arrested in June for residential burglary and theft, and was scheduled to appear in court on September 28, two weeks after she was last seen. After she missed her court date, a warrant was issued for her arrest for failure to appear.
However, her daughter stated she had never failed to appear in court before, and she doesn't believe Valentine would have disappeared entirely and not contacted her family for years just because of the charges. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Logan County Sheriff's Office
Paris Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Logan County Sheriff's Office
The Paris Express
Arkansas Crime Information Center
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