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5036DMAR - Matthew Wade Crocker

The image in the middle is age-progressed to 32 years and the one on the right is of the abductor.

Name: Matthew Wade Crocker
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: June 9, 1983
Location Last Seen: Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas

Physical Description

Date of Birth: February 12, 1983
Age: Infant
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 2'0"
Weight: 20 lbs.
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He has a pectus excavatum (concave chest).


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Matthew was allegedly abducted from his home by an adult female on June 9, 1983, when he was 4 months old. According to law enforcement, the adult female, who may have gone by the name Kathy Johnson, was working at a nearby carnival in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She met a man who was friends with the Crocker family and he convinced them to allow Johnson to live with them. Matthew's parents went to bed, and when they woke up Johnson was gone and so was Matthew.

Law enforcement describes the abductor as a white female with a tattoo of a unicorn on her upper left arm and a tattoo of the name "Kathy" with a ribbon above it on her upper right arm. She also has a tattoo of a green and yellow star on the left side of her chest and a long scar on the back of her right shoulder.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Van Buren Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A Daniel Perry
Agency Phone Number: 479-651-8342
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 2015-0525

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 27841

Information Source(s)

KFSM/KXNW 5 News (9/25/2015)

Admin Notes

Added: 11/15/2016; Last Updated: 11/15/2016

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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