Cold Case: Missing teen still missing from Arkansas 9 years later

April Dawn Andrews, 15, went missing from Pea Ridge, Ark. on Nov. 18, 2006.  She was last seen walking from her home at the King Lane Apartments to the Church of the Nazarene to pick up some clothing.  A 8-year-old told police that she had seen a light brown truck pull up next to April and talk with her.  It was never determined whether she got into the truck or not.

Cpl. Mitch Brown a Resource Officer at the Pea Ridge School told police that April had talked with him about being bullied in school.  Later she told him that she was doing better and she seemed proud of herself.

In June 2013,  Deputies drained a pond on West Brush Creek Drive in Little Flock after receiving an anonymous letter from a concerned citizen, and a cadaver dog hit.  Nothing was found.  They said the search opened up several new leads, and several persons of interest but none were named. 

At first April was classified as a runaway then reclassified as a missing person.  The Child Abduction Response Team (CART) at the Bentonville Police Dept. is going over this cold case.  They have even put up billboards along I-540 asking for tips.


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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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