Name: Francis Loretta Heath
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 13, 1974
Location Last Seen: Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas
Date of Birth: July 9, 1929
Age: 39 years old
Race: Black/African American
Weight: 100-120 lbs.
Hair Color: Black/may have been in a ponytail
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Green shirt, yellow/purplish plaid overshirt, and jeans.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Francis (whose married last name is Wells) was last seen boarding a Trailways bus headed to El Paso, Texas to visit a family member. She was supposed to return the following Sunday. There is no evidence that Francis made it to her destination, and days later the bus line returned her baggage to Crossett. Family says that they reported her missing back in 1974, but no documentation can be found to support that she was reported missing.
Agency Name: Ashley County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Lt. Guy Hughes
Agency Phone Number: (870)853-2040
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1403050700
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 23909
Ashley County Ledger (3/11/14)
Added: 12/8/2016; Last Updated: 12/8/2016
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.