Mary Jimmie Shinn
Missing since July 20, 1978 from Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary Shinn was last seen on July 20, 1978 in Magnolia. She was going to look at property toward the edge of town. Bobo had remodeled a home and was looking to sell it. On July 19, 1978, Bobo received a call about the house. An unknown man expressed interest in seeing the property, and law enforcement investigators believe Bobo met him at approximately 16.00. that day for a showing. The man told Bobo he wanted to trade a parcel of land he claimed to own for the E. McNeil Street house - a claim that investigators later deemed false.
Her car was the only clue found, a blue 1976 Buick Special found unlocked and with the keys and Bobo's purse inside, in Smitty's grocery store parking lot, on the day of her disappearance. Bobo's tennis shoes were pushed under the gas and brake pedals. Her wallet was still in her purse but her address book was missing.
An extensive search ensued, but Bobo couldn't be found.
Bobo taught regular art classes at a small studio she owned on Magnolia Street.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: C3488678
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