Verna Sue Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth, approximately 1985
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/10/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 43 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hollingsworth was last seen in Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 10, 1985. She had visited her daughter in Texas, then returned home before she vanished. Her daughter reported her missing. Hollingsworth's daughter stated she came to her mother's house on July 12 and noticed that her vehicle was parked in the driveway, locked, but no one was home.
The air conditioner was running inside the home and the front door was not padlocked, which is uncharacteristic of Hollingsworth. There were no indications of a struggle and most of her belongings were left behind. She has never been heard from again.
In addition to her daughter, Hollingsworth left behind a young son whom she wasn't in contact with. Few details are available in her case.
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Fort Smith Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Fort Smith Police Department
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