Missing Person Remains Found In Sunken Car

Remains Matching A Missing Person Case Were Found In A Sunken Vehicle


On September 11th, 1998, Samantha Jean Hopper went missing in Little Rock Arkansas. According to ABC News, the sheriff’s office said, “Hopper was reportedly traveling to drop her 22 month daughter, Courtney Holt, off before continuing on to a concert in Little Rock. However, Hopper, her daughter, or her blue Ford Tempo were never located.” 

(One of Samantha Jean Hopper’s Missing Persons Report found at katv)

“On Tuesday, the Pope County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a car matching the description of Hopper’s report, was found in a body of water in Russellville,” a new release states. The police say Hopper was pregnant at the time. The blue For Tempo were eventually found by a local nonprofit, Adventures With Purpose. They specifically work on cold sauces across the country. After the car and body were discovered, Battlecross Towing and Elmo’s Crane Service helped investigators by removing the vehicle from 6-9 foot deep waters. 

Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones said on ABC News, “The Pope County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Samantha Hopper and Courtney Holt, and we are thankful to have been a small part of helping bring this 23-year-old case to closure.” Sheriffs said the vehicle was found around 25 years from the bank.The mother and daughter were found in a body of water in Russellville. CNN News states “After the car was pulled to shore, human remains were discovered inside the vehicle. They were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for DNA testing, the sheriff’s office said.”