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Case File: Fredia Louise Franks 3256DFMO

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Fredia Louise Franks

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: August 17, 2001
  • Location Last Seen: Stone County, MO
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: February 18, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 44
  • Race: American Indian
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not Available
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Not Available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: T-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes
  • Jewelry: watch
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Fredia was last known to have gone camping with a male acquaintance and a young child. They were traveling in a 34ft. motor home and stayed at a campground near Table Rock Lake. Investigators also believe that they may have stayed near Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas. On September 9, 2001, the male acquaintance arrived in Rule, near Green Forest with the 11-year-old child, but Franks was not with them. It was later confirmed that the 11-year-old child had been kidnapped. Walsh has been arrest and charged with statutory rape, sodomy, and kidnapping. The child later told investigators that she believed she saw a decomposing body inside a cabin that they stayed in , however, she could not remember where it was located. Foul play is suspected in Fredia`s disappearance.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Newton County Sheriff`s Office
  • Agency Phone Number: 417-451-8300

  • Agency Case Number: #02000614
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #237
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • LBTH

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