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Samantha Jean Hopper biography: 10 things about Courtney Holt’s mother from Russellville, Arkansas


Samantha Jean Hopper was a white woman from Arkansas, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:

Samantha Jean Hopper
Samantha Jean Hopper
  1. She also went by Samantha Mahan. (a)
  2. She is Debbie Mahan‘s daughter. (b)
  3. She lived in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. (a)
  4. In 1995, she gave birth to Dezarae Hopper. (b)
  5. In November 1996, she gave birth to Courtney Esther Danielle Holt. (a)(c)
  6. On September 11, 1998, she was in Russellville where she was last seen alive. That day, she came home from work and told her mother that she and a friend were going to a concert in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas on September 12, 1998. She reportedly traveled in a blue 1989 Ford Temp to drop her daughter Courtney. Family and friends never heard from her and Colt since then. (a)(b)(d)
  7. She was 19 years old when she went missing on September 11, 1998. (a)(c)
  8. She was eight months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. (a)(c)
  9. In 2013, Pope County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigation division detective Erick Riggs was assigned to her case. He asked Dezarae to complete a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) swab to submit to a national database of unidentified bodies. (b)
  10. On October 26, 2021, the Pope County Sheriff’s Office received a call from members of the nonprofit group Adventures With Purpose, who reported that they located a vehicle matching her blue Ford Tempo in the water near Pleasant View Road in Russellville. Human remains were found inside vehicle once it was removed from the water. The remains will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for DNA testing.




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