Frankie Viola Hurst
Hurst, approximately 1989
Date reported missing : 05/14/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Anderson, South Carolina
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0 - 5'2, 115 - 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but she usually wears tight jeans, t-shirts, sneakers and her wedding ring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Hurst has a horse bite scar on her neck, a scar on her abdomen and a scar on her right wrist. Her ears are pierced. She may use the last name Clawson.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hurst was last heard from when she called her mother on May 14, 1989, Mother's Day. She had hitchhiked from Anderson, South Carolina to Kansas with a man named Bob. She told her mother she was coming home.
Hurst never arrived and has never been heard from again. She has family members in South Carolina and Virginia, and frequently hitchhiked at truck stops around the country, as well as taking buses and trains. She's been to California, Arizona, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Kansas and Ohio.
Hurst left behind four children. Few details are available in her case; the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Anderson County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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