The Doe Network:
Case File 168DFAR


Darla Melissa Harper
Missing since March 4, 1986 from Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Harper's neighbor heard noises at 23:00, March 3, 1986 but did not investigate. The following day Harper failed to report to her job at IRS and a coworker checked but found that she was missing from her Gravel Ridge apartment. She has not been heard from again. Her two-year-old daughter was left behind.
There was blood on the front door of Darla's apartment.

One of the only clues was a set of finger prints found in her abandoned car, which was located in a commuter parking lot near Crystal Hill nine miles away from her apartment, shortly after Harper's disappearance.
Darla had just gone through a divorce four months earlier. Darla's daughter was 2 and-a-half- years-old when her mom disappeared in 1986. Authorities have followed hundreds of leads over the years.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

Agency Case Number: 86-03487

NCIC Number: M-187616677
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Nations Missing Children Organization
Kark TV
KATV Channel 7 - 2/3/05

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