Authorities have made a chilling discovery this week in an unsolved cold case that has haunted a family for over two decades. A non-profit organization called Adventures With Purpose, dedicated to solving such cases, found Samantha Jean Hopper’s car submerged in eight feet of water in Arkansas. What makes this discovery even more tragic is that human remains were found inside the vehicle.
The incident dates back to September 11th, 1998, when Samantha Hopper and her child went missing. According to reports, Samantha was on her way to drop off her daughter Courtney Holt in Little Rock before attending a show. However, they never arrived at their destination, and both Samantha, her child, and her blue Ford Tempo vanished without a trace.
After years of uncertainty and grief, the car was finally located by Adventures With Purpose. The non-profit organization worked tirelessly to uncover the truth and provide closure for the families involved. With the car now recovered, the human remains found inside will be taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for DNA testing.
The Pope County Sheriff’s Office expressed their deepest sympathies to the families of Samantha Hopper and Courtney Holt. While the case remains heartbreaking, they are grateful to have played a small part in finally bringing some resolution to this 23-year-old mystery.
Samantha Hopper’s daughter, Dezarea Hopper, shared her thoughts on a memorial page, revealing that her mother was nine months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Her sibling was just two years old. For Dezarea, finding their bodies has provided some relief in knowing the truth and being able to say a final goodbye.
Adventures With Purpose released a statement, acknowledging the return of Samantha and her daughter to their rightful resting place. Their work exemplifies the power of dedication and persistence in bringing closure to long-standing mysteries.
While this discovery brings sadness, it also serves as a reminder of the importance of organizations like Adventures With Purpose, who are committed to solving cold cases and providing answers to grieving families. Their efforts restore hope, healing, and peace of mind, while honoring the memory of those lost too soon.