Authorities say a mother who was reported missing in Arkansas 23 years ago along with her child’s car has been located. Samantha Jean Hopper’s car was found on Tuesday in eight feet of water, according to a statement from Adventures with Purpose, a nonprofit organization devoted to solving cold cases.
Samantha Hopper, a musician who was born in Arkansas, was reported missing on September 11, 1998. In order for Courtney Holt to attend a play, she was supposed to drop her off in Little Rock, but neither she nor her were present. Her blue Ford Tempo was also nowhere to be seen.
The car was discovered to be completely submerged in water, and any potential passengers’ remains will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for DNA analysis.
We feel bad for the families of Courtney Holt and Samantha Hopper as well as the sheriff’s department. According to Samantha Hopper’s daughter Dezarea Hopper, it was a relief to find Samantha and Courtney’s bodies. We are grateful to have had a hand in this case’s resolution after 23 years.
After several weeks of waiting, it has been reported that Samantha and her child have finally been sent home. Samantha and her family have reunited after a protracted and difficult journey.
The family is grateful for the support they have received from friends, complete strangers, and organizations around the world. They want to express their gratitude to everyone who helped them during this trying time.
Act quickly if your car is submerged in water. Every second counts when it comes to exiting and reaching safety. Keep your composure. Here are some tips on what to do if your car sinks. It is important to maintain your composure in this situation even though it can be easy to panic. You’ll have better decision-making skills and be able to think more clearly.
Go quickly. Time is always critical when your car is submerged. You need to exit the vehicle as soon as you can before the water level rises excessively or the car begins to sink further.
Test the doors first. If the water level is not too high, you can get out of the car by opening the doors. If the doors won’t open, do not waste time pushing them.
Depress the windows. If the doors won’t open, your best option is to roll down the windows. By swimming out of an open window, you might be able to get away.
Leaving the sunroof, descend. If all else fails, you might try to escape through the sunroof. In case you need to break the glass, make sure you have something sharp on hand.
Quickly make your way to safety. As soon as you get out of the car, run as quickly as you can to safety. Get out of the water and call for help if necessary.