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AR APRIL DAWN ANDREWS: Missing from Pea Ridge, AR - 18 Nov 2006 - Age 15

Discussion in 'Missing 2000 to 2009' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    April Andrews has been missing from Pea Ridge, Arkansas since 2006. She told her mother she was going to a local church just down the street to look at clothes they were giving away. She never made it home. A child witness said they saw April talking to someone driving an older brown pickup, but it isn't known if she got into the truck, or if the truck has anything to do with her disappearance. Police originally thought April ran away, as she was being bullied at school and she was worried about being a financial burden to her family. However, now police are not certain that she did run away and are looking at other alternatives. Her case was reopened in 2015 in an effort to find answers.

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    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1059637/1
    Charley Project - http://charleyproject.org/case/april-dawn-andrews
    NamUs - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5799/3/


    edited by staff to fix link to the Charley Project
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Benton County sheriff opens cold case of missing girl

    New efforts hope to bring closure to a 9-year-old missing person’s case in Benton County.

    The sheriff’s office there has put together a special task force to investigate the disappearance of April Andrews.


    Sheriff’s Office Continues To Search For Disappearing Pea Ridge Teen Nine Years Later

    She said in the last two months, the sheriff's office began working with several federal agencies with hopes that satellite imagery may help find Andrews. Guyll said the sheriff's office is still hoping new information will come in.

    "Somebody out there knows maybe not where she is but they know something, they know what happened to her, on November 18, 2006." Guyll said. "They know whose truck they got into, they know where she went after that, somebody out there knows those things and we need that person to come forward."


    Ninth Anniversary of Pea Ridge Teen's Disappearance

    It's been nine years since a local teenager disappeared, and Benton County detectives still hope she will be found.

    April Andrews, 15, was last seen getting into a brown, older model pickup truck with a man nine years ago yesterday, after leaving her Kings Lane apartment that she shared with her mother and siblings in Pea Ridge.

    Since that time, investigators have worked to find the missing teen, who would now be 24 years old.

    Deputies do not believe Andrews is a runaway, and say she is endangered.

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    The Missing Piece: Solving Two Cold Cases

    "She was never seen or heard from again," said Sergant Hunter Petray, a detective with the Benton County Sheriffs Office as he described the night April Andrews went missing.

    Andrews, 15 at the time, was last seen Nov. 18 2006, getting into a white pick up truck outside of her parents Pea Ridge apartment.

    Just a few years after Andrew's disappearance, Cerilla Doyle the responding officer to the missing call, also disappeared.

    "We received a call of a missing person in our area this person was also a police officer in pea ridge that was involved in a missing persons case," Officer Gene Page with the Bentonville Police Department.

    Doyle was last seen Oct. 28, 2008, buying a bus ticket at a Rogers gas station.

    Both cases continue to look for closure, but one could hold information that could help solve the other.

    "The report was pretty vague not a lot of information there was no canvas of the apartment complex done at that point in time since that time Cerilla Doyle, who was the initial reporting officer, herself has gone missing," Sgt. Petray responded when asked about the importance of finding Doyle.

    According to Sgt. Petray, the detective on the Andrews case he says these two aren't connected.

    "I do not see a connection with that with the two cases, but obviously I would like to interview Cerilla just to get some of her recollection from that night that she took the April Andrew reports," Petray said.

    Although the case has been cold for sometime, the Benton County Sheriff's Office feels they are getting closer to closing the Andrews case.

    "We have some suspects identified and we are following up on those," added Sgt. Petra.

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Woman Searches For Missing Sister in a 12-Year-Old Cold Case

    April Andrews has been missing for 12 years now and her sister, Tonya Washburn, is still hoping for closure.

    Back in 2006, Washburn's half-sister, April Andrews, went missing at 15-years-old and it's a case that has stumped investigators.

    "There had to been something or someone that done something to her or convinced her that they were gong to do something or her for her to go. There's no way that April would have just left like that," Washburn said.

    Lt. Bret Hagan isn't in charge of Andrews' case, but he leads his team in Washington County whenever a person goes missing.

    "It's a multi-agency and a multi-collaborative effort," Hagan said.

    While police keep working, Washburn will continue staring into a photograph of a missing girl, who for now, can only stare right back.

    "If she's not alive, I want to think she's with my dad. If she is alive, i just want to know that she's ok," Washburn said.

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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Cerilla Doyle, the officer who responded to April's missing person's case and then disappeared herself, has been found:

  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Search Continues for Teen Who Went Missing Over 10 Years Ago

    The hunt continues for another person who went missing over a decade ago and is linked to officer Cerilla Doyle.

    Although the Benton County Sheriffs Office officials said these two cases are not related, the family of Andrews said the discovery of Doyle's remains provides a hope they, too, will get some answers.

    "My first thoughts were now that they found her, the police officer, is it a possibility that they will find April? Because she was the officer investigating Aprils disappearance and it was too much of a coincidence that she disappeared after that," said Tonya Washburn, April Andrews' sister.

    There have been no updates in the search for April Andrews.

    But the family member say they will continue to work closely with detectives to find out what happened to their little sister.


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