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3166DFID - Amber Shawnell Hoopes

Amber Shawnell Hoopes

Name: Amber Shawnell Hoopes
Case Classification: Missing
Missing Since: September 14, 2001
Location Last Seen: Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 27, 1980
Age: 20 yrs old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: None
Distinguishing Marks/Features: White spots (vitaligo) on upper left arm and left leg from ankle to thigh. The top of her left ear is pierced.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White T-shirt, gray and white boxer shorts, gray knee-length terry cloth robe.
Jewelry: Small diamond stud earring in top of left ear.
Additional Personal Items: None

Circumstances of Disappearance

Amber was last known to be reading in her bedroom at approximately 10:30pm at her grandparents' house on Lincoln Road near the family business, then Classic Truck and Auto Body Shop in the vicinity of the 2700 block of East Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls, Idaho. At approximately 1:00am, a family member woke up and found the TV and light on, but she was no longer in her room. Her personal belongings, including a paycheck, were still inside and her computer was left on. A pickup from the shop also went missing but was found the next morning at the corner of Ammon and Lincoln roads with 60 extra miles on it.

Mark Keith Hescock is the prime suspect in her abduction. He was being looked at for another abduction in 2002. He ended up shooting and killing himself in Heise, Idaho.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Bonneville County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Eric Southwick
Agency Phone Number: 208-529-1200
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: 2001-240248

Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Karl Noah
Agency Phone Number: 208-529-1350 ext.1909
Agency E-Mail:

NCIC Case Number: M302094094
NamUs Case Number: 94

Information Source(s)

Bonneville County Sheriff's Office
Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Classic Collision

Admin Notes

Added: 2/10/2012; Last Updated: 6/6/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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