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VA HEATHER HODGES: Missing from Rocky Mount, VA - 9 April 2012 - Age 22

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    Heather Dialian Hodges was last seen by her boyfriend (age 40) on Monday, April 9, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m. The boyfriend advised deputies that he left the residence they shared in Franklin County for approximately ten minutes and upon returning was unable to locate Heather. A member of Heather's family saw her earlier in the day on April 9 when the family member dropped Heather off at her residence at 6:30 that morning.


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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14504/19/

    NamUs MP # 14504
    Heather Hodges
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    Franklin County, Virginia
    22 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 14504

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Heather
    Middle name Dialian
    Last name Hodges
    Nickname/Alias Tink
    Date last seen April 09, 2012 00:00
    Date entered 04/16/2012
    Age last seen 22 to years old
    Age now Unknown DOB
    Race White
    Ethnicity Other
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 60.0 to 62.0
    Weight (pounds) 100.0 to 105.0

    Circumstances
    City Rocky Mount
    State Virginia
    Zip code 24151
    County Franklin
    Circumstances
    Heather Dialian Hodges was last seen by her boyfriend on Monday, April 9, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m. The boyfriend advised deputies that he left the residence they shared in Franklin County for approximately ten minutes and upon returning was unable to locate Heather.

    A member of Heather Hodges family saw her earlier in the day on April 9 when the family member dropped Heather off at her residence at 6:30 that morning.

    Physical
    Hair color Blond/Strawberry
    Head hair
    long

    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue

    Tattoos
    "TINK" lower back

    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered

    Investigating Agency
    Title Lieutenant
    First name Justin
    Last name Sigmon
    Phone 540-263-0845
    Website
    Case number 2012-010326
    Date reported April 11, 2012
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Franklin County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 70 East Court St.
    Address 2
    City Rocky Mount
    State Virginia
    Zip code 24151
     
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    Heather Hodges, Rocky Mount VA 4/9/12. Hodges has long blonde hair, blue eyes, 22 yrs old. is 5′ 1″ inch tall and weighs about 100 pds. Heather Hodges was living on Shady Lane just off of Highway 220 Last seen by boyfriend Paul R. Jordan II at 10:30 pm Monday, April 9, at the house they share on Shady Lane in Rocky Mount, VA Contact Clingenpeel or Investigator Eric Ingram at 483-3000 or the anonymous crimeline at 483-6620.
     
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    http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/heather-hodges/

    Heather Hodges
    May 8, 2014

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    Missing Since: 04/09/12
    Missing From: Rocky Mount, Virginia
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    White Female
    Age at Disappearance: 22
    Height: 5’2
    Weight:101
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Blonde
    Scars, Marks, Tattoos; Tattoo “Tink” on lower back
    Nickname: Tink

    Details of Disappearance:
    She was last seen at a house on Shady Lane on April 9. 2012 – then vanished leaving everything behind — her pocket book, keys, and her daughter.
    The last corroborated trace of her was at this home she shared with her boyfriend the night he claimed she disappeared.
    A member of Heather Hodges’s family saw her earlier in the day on April 9, 2012 when the family member dropped her of at her residence at 6:30 AM that morning
    Her case remains unsolved.

    Printable Poster Here

    Investigative Agency:
    Franklin County Police ( Virginia)
    540-483-3000
     
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  7. Akoya

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    Heather Hodges was living on Shady Lane just off of Highway 220.

    45 Shady Lane, Rocky Mount, VA is listed in the white pages to Gladys Hodges.


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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/f...cle_50f8f69a-0e11-59e7-9e58-48cf7da306f3.html



    Franklin County says no to memorial for Heather Hodges, missing 3 years

    Heather Hodges, who disappeared three years ago, had a felony grand larceny conviction, and supervisors say that disqualifies her from having a memorial on county property.

    Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:56 pm

    By Carmen Forman carmen.forman@roanoke.com 981-3334



    Franklin County's memorial naming policy will not change after friends and family of a missing woman asked county supervisors to make an exception to a rule about criminal history so they could erect a memorial in a county park.

    Heather Hodges disappeared April 9, 2012, at age 22. While the case has not been solved, investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office suspect foul play may have been involved.

    In time for the third anniversary of her disappearance, Hodges's friends sought permission to erect a memorial for her in a park on the Blackwater River, but county regulations say they don't condone honoring convicted felons.

    Supervisors voted unanimously last week to keep the county's naming policy as is, indicating there would be no exception for the Hodges memorial.

    In May 2008, Hodges was found guilty of felony grand larceny and sentenced to three years in prison with all but six months suspended, according to court records.

    Cheryl Pagans and Wendy Nichols wanted to build a memorial with a couple of benches devoted to Hodges on a 10-by-10-foot space near the boat pull-out on the river on U.S. 220 south.

    Before her disappearance, Hodges lived in a mobile home near the river with her boyfriend. Hodges loved fishing on the river, Nichols said.

    People started leaving stuff at a nearby stump like balloons and flowers and cards and just whatever anybody feels like leaving,” Nichols said. “She deserves more than that after three years.”

    No one officially submitted a naming application for the memorial with the county’s parks and recreation department, Director Paul Chapman said.

    When those advocating for the memorial saw in the policy that the county will not allow structures to be named after people with felony convictions, they went straight to the county board of supervisors, he said.

    The naming policy was created and approved by the board in 2013.

    When Hodges's advocates took the matter before the board on March 17, they had a little help from a woman who has been through much of this process before.

    Lisa Cowling is a Roanoke resident and state outreach coordinator for the nonprofit Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons, which advocates for the families of missing persons.

    Cowling's daughter, Cara Holley, was killed by a classmate in 2010 and her body was found in Franklin County. The man convicted in the killing, Carey Shane Padgett, was sentenced to more than five consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty.

    I'm just doing whatever I can to help them, Cowling said. “I think if they would like a memorial site there where [Hodges] went missing, why should Franklin County not want that?”

    Cowling has two memorials for her daughter; one in her back yard and one at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem. Right outside the new outpatient post-traumatic stress disorder center sits a periwinkle butterfly bench made of iron.

    Holley, 18, had worked at a Roanoke nursing home so she was devoted to the elderly, Cowling said. The butterfly symbolizes rebirth and Holley’s constant struggle and adaptation as she learned to live a normal life after being born without the lower part of one of her arms.

    I think it's very important to her family and her daughter, Cowling said of Hodges. “Her daughter doesn't have a place to go âs not so much as a memorial, because we haven’t found Heather, but in honor of her, because her life did matter.â

    Hodges has a now 4-year-old daughter named Serenity.

    The Hodges case is still open, but the Franklin County Sheriff's Office is not getting much information anymore, spokesman Lt. Phillip Young said. The county sheriff's office non-emergency number is 540-483-3000 and it accepts tips anonymously through the Crime Line at 540-344-8500.

    Coordinators with CUE, the missing persons organization, have recently been involved in the Hodges case. They are hoping to come to Franklin County sometime in the next month to discuss anything they and local investigators can do to dig up new evidence in the cold case, CUE founder Monica Caison said.

    It has been like this for years because I have been on board with advocating for Heather since day one, searching for Heather since day one, Pagans said. “It just seems like it's an uphill battle. But that's not going to stop us. We're going to continue our fight for justice for her.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.wset.com/story/26760470/...dges-case-alive-through-road-to-remember-tour



    Family, Friends Keep Heather Hodges Case Alive Through "Road To Remember" Tour


    Posted: Oct 10, 2014 11:24 PM EDT

    By Kody Leibowitz

    Rocky Mount, VA - Hannah Graham and Alexis Murphy: those are just two names on the long list of missing persons in Virginia.

    But one organization is bringing these cases and much more to the forefront. The goal of this tour is to raise awareness not just for missing persons, but for those murdered and unidentified. The tour began in Rocky Mount where Heather Hodges went missing. She vanished in April 2012 leaving behind a 4-year-old daughter, a family and friends.

    According to Franklin County sheriff's, Heather was last seen at a house on Shady Lane.

    Her mother Paula Hodges says she's holding out hope. But not a day goes by she doesn't think about Heather.

    "Every little thing I do reminds me of her. I'll be going down the street and I'll see a blonde-haired girl and I'll have to take a double look at her to make sure it's not my daughter," said Paula Hodges.

    Paula Hodges says the event goes beyond honoring her daughter: it's about keeping the stories alive for other missing persons and unsolved cases in the area. CUE Center for Missing Persons is stopping in 11 states, including Virginia, promoting more than 110 missing persons all while supporting hundreds of other unsolved mysteries.

    "People talk about closure. I'm not sure that there ever is a closure. Sometimes you can find answers and you can perhaps get resolution but it's that up and down emotional rollercoaster of not knowing if today you have hope and tomorrow you don't," said Shawn White, CUE Virginia state director.

    The tour continues Saturday morning in Lovingston from 10 to 11:30 in honor of Alexis Murphy and Morgan Harrington.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.wset.com/story/25720298/families-rally-together-wanting-closure-on-missing-loved-ones



    Families Rally Together, Wanting Closure on Missing Loved Ones

    Posted: Jun 07, 2014 6:18 PM EDT

    South Boston, VA - It's hard to imagine going a day knowing that your loved one is missing, but a few families in our viewing area have gone years with no clue if their family member is safe and sound.

    On Saturday, they got together and raised awareness about missing people in our area. The organization, Help Save The Next Girl, set up a booth at WalMart in South Boston. They gave those families a chance to refresh those missing person cases, hoping to end the day with a few tips or leads.

    The families say they've been playing the waiting game for way too long.

    "This June will be two years," said Gayle Snead, whose daughter is missing.

    "She went missing April 9, 2012," said Paula Hodges, whose daughter (Heather Dilian Hodges) is also missing,

    "He's been missing since November... Thanksgiving November past," said John Brown, whose brother is missing.

    And for sisters Diane Brown and Tee Barkesdale, their sister, Hattie Brown has been missing for five years now.

    All these families rallied together on one mission; to get closure and locate their loved ones.

    "You never give up on someone you love," said Barkesdale.

    They're all part of the organization, Help Save the Next Girl. The group was started in honor of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington who went missing and was found dead in Charlottesville in 2009. The organization works to prevent crimes against young women and generate buzz about missing person cases- hopefully leading to a happy ending.

    "It's hard to respond effectively when you've just have the worst thing in your life happened to you. Someone that you love has been taken. So we're trying to back each other up," said Gil Harrington, founder of Help Save The Next Girl.

    They set up a booth at the Walmart in South Boston, reminding the public about the missing person cases of John Brown, Hattie Brown, Heather Hodges and Wendy Beadles Francis, hoping their pictures will jog someone's memory.

    "If it's not out of sight, it's not out of mind," said Barkesdale.

    "These things don't happen in a vacuum. Somebody knows something,"Harringtonn said.

    Help Save the Next Girl will be in Nelson County on June 18, soliciting tips and information on the disappearance of Alexis Murphy.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.wsls.com/story/24501584/missing-heather-hodges-family-friends-speak-out


    Missing Heather Hodges family & friends speak out

    Posted: Jan 20, 2014 6:53 PM EST

    Updated: Feb 10, 2014 6:53 PM EST

    By Katie Love, Reporter

    Close family friends came together in Rocky Mount to remind the community about missing mother Heather Hodges.

    Friends like Wendy Nichols and Cheryl Pagans are worried Heather's case is taking a back seat because of her troubled past that included drug abuse.

    They set up events across Franklin County hoping to find their friend. The 'Help Save The Next Girl Campaign,' also campaign out to today's event to show support.

    However, the feeling at this campaign is a little different. Sometimes when Nichols and Pagans try to hand out fliers people refuse them and say they don't want anything to do with Heather's troubled past.

    "They talk about her being a drug addict, but every life is important. Everyone deserves to be found," friend Wendy Nichols says.

    "She had a hard life. She was in a home where there was drugs and abuse and she survived that," family friend Cheryl Pagans says.

    Heather's mother Paula says she's grateful to have people like Nichols and Pagans raising awareness about her daughter's disappearance.

    "I know Heather's not the only girl in the United States that's missing, but she is a Franklin County girl and she's my daughter and I want her home," mother Paula Hodges says.

    Paula says she feels like she hears little from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office about her daughters case.

    "I hardly every talk to them because every time I call up there I get no answers," Hodges says. "It's very, very frustrating as a mother. I just want my baby back.

    We reached out to the sheriff's office about her family's concerns.

    "Any missing person, we get a lot of calls, and a lot of the calls unfortunately are leading down the wrong path," Captain Paul Caldwell says. "So we don't notify the family with every call we get, unless there' something we think is valid."

    Major Paul Caldwell says Heather's case has never stopped being a top priority for the sheriff's office. He says they are even following up on new leads just discovered within recent weeks.

    Tips friends and family hope will prove to be successful as they promise to never stop looking for Heather.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/1837793-12/franklin-county-woman-still-missing-after-nearly-a.html

    Franklin County woman still missing after nearly a year

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the case continues to be an active investigation.

    by DUNCAN ADAMS | 981-3324

    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Heather Hodges disappeared nearly a year ago from the residence she shared in Franklin County with a man described as her boyfriend.

    Investigators suspect foul play might have been involved in Hodges' disappearance. She was 22 years old at the time and had a 2-year-old daughter. Hodges was last seen April 9.

    Lt. Todd Maxey of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Hodges' case continues to be an active investigation.

    "We still have leads we're working on," Maxey said.

    Friends and family held a fundraiser Saturday to benefit a reward fund for information about Hodges' disappearance.

    Wendy Nichols, a friend who hosted the event in Callaway, said about 30 people attended.

    The group raised $340, Nichols said, with a combination of activities such as a silent auction.

    In mid-June, Sheriff Bill Overton announced that Hodges' missing person case had become a criminal investigation. On Thursday, Maxey reiterated what Overton said then.

    "We found some evidence that indicated there was a violent event related to the time she went missing," Maxey said.

    He declined to say more.

    Crystal Hodges, 28, Heather's sister, said Friday that the family would have heard from Heather if she still was alive.

    "Something terrible has happened to my sister, and I'm not going to give up until I find out what happened and bring her home," she said.

    Overton said in June that there was "a person of interest" in the case. Maxey said Thursday that there remains a person of interest possibly linked to Hodges' disappearance but would not say more.

    Authorities have said that Hodges' boyfriend, Paul "Scooter" Jordan , who was 39 years old at the time, told investigators that he had last seen Hodges on April 9 about 10:30 p.m. at the home the couple shared on Shady Lane off U.S. 220 near Rocky Mount.

    Jordan reportedly said that he had left the residence to go to the Dairy Queen at the corner of U.S. 220 and Wirtz Road to buy Hodges a Blizzard and that when he returned she was gone.

    Maxey declined to comment about whether investigators have confirmed that Jordan visited the Dairy Queen that night.

    Earlier that day, about 6:30 a.m., Crystal Hodges had dropped off Heather at the Shady Lane residence after Heather had spent a few nights with her family.

    On April 11, Jordan reported Hodges missing. The couple lived in a double-wide mobile home near the Blackwater River, Crystal Hodges said.

    Maxey said resources used in the initial searches for Hodges included a helicopter from the Virginia State Police, a bloodhound from the sheriff's office, a civilian handler's cadaver dog, search teams from the county's Department of Public Safety and the county's Swift Water Rescue Team. He said the rescue team searched a portion of the Blackwater River with a raft with the cadaver dog aboard.

    Crystal Hodges said Heather was not working at the time she disappeared because the sisters had inherited some money from a grandmother. She said Heather had previously worked as a waitress and had gone to school to become a pharmacy technician before changing her focus to study criminal justice.

    "Heather was beautiful, inside and out," Crystal Hodges said. "She was bubbly. She stood her ground when she believed in something. "

    The couple's daughter lives now with Jordan's family, Crystal Hodges said. He could not be reached for comment.

    Court records show that Jordan, now 40 years old, has a criminal history that includes both felony and misdemeanor convictions. In July, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after Paula Hodges, mother of Heather and Crystal, swore out a warrant reporting that Jordan had assaulted her April 5, 2012, just a few days before Heather's disappearance. Paula Hodges' hand written account of the assault said it happened at the residence on Shady Lane and reported that Jordan had hit her with a chair and metal toys and had chased her with a baseball bat before she was able to escape the house.

    Maxey said Thursday that investigators do not believe the assault of Paula Hodges is connected to Heather's disappearance.

    Crystal Hodges said Heather told her about two months before she disappeared that if something happened to her, Crystal should never stop looking for her.

    Heather Hodges has been described as a white female with blond hair and blue eyes who is about 5 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs about 100 pounds. On her lower back there is a tattoo of the word "Tink."

    Anyone with information about Hodges' case is encouraged to call the Franklin County's Sheriff's Office at 540 -483-3000.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/oct/...issing-mother-case-reaches-six-mo-ar-2269493/

    UPDATE: Franklin County missing mother case reaches six months

    By: WSLS-TV STAFF REPORTS | WSLS-TV 10

    Published: October 09, 2012

    Updated: October 09, 2012 - 6:20 PM

    ROCKY MOUNT, VA -- 6:19 p.m.

    Tuesday marked the six month anniversary of Heather Hodges disappearance from her Rocky Mount home.

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office tells WSLS that it's still treating the missing mother as an active investigation, but Lt. Todd Maxey said new leads have slowed as the case has progressed.

    The 23-year-old Hodges was last seen on April 9 in her Rocky Mount home. She was reported missing two days later.

    In June Hodges case was upgraded from a missing person to a criminal investigation and a person of interest was named.

    Investigators still aren't revealing the name of that person, but say he or she is still an important part of the investigation.

    "We still do have a person of interest connected to her disappearance," Maxey said. "That person has not been eliminated and still is the focus of the investigation."

    Anyone with information about Hodges or her disappearance is being asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

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    Six months ago today, October 9th, Franklin County mother Heather Hodges disappeared.

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says it is continuing the criminal investigation, and asks anyone with possible information about the case to call them. Investigators say please do not consider any piece of information too small or insignificant.

    Hodges was last seen at her home on Shady Lane in Rocky Mount on April 9th, by her sister and boyfriend. Two days later, Hodges' boyfriend reported missing.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://articles.wdbj7.com/2012-06-02/candlelight-vigil_31990038

    Mother of Heather Hodges: "I just want you to come home, baby"

    A candlelight vigil was held for Heather Hodges in Rocky Mount. She's been missing for nearly 2 months.

    June 02, 2012|WDBJ7 Web Staff

    More than a hundred people came together Saturday night to pray for Heather Hodges and her family.

    The 22-year-old went missing from Rocky Mount nearly two months ago.

    The candlelight vigil was held at the Rocky Mount farmer's market. Pastor Ronald Coleman began the vigil by thanking law enforcement officers that have helped in the search for Hodges. "We thank law enforcement for their diligent work. Neither we, nor the police department will give up until Heather Hodges is found. We're gonna get her back!" Pastor Coleman said as he lead the crowd in prayer.

    Pastor Coleman went on, "The reason we're here is because the family wants the community to know that their faith is still even stronger than it has ever been, and they know that Heather will come home."

    Hodges' mother, Paula, lead her own prayer while supporters held candles.

    "I just want to say that the last few months have been hard," the missing woman's mother explained. "Not only on the family, but friends co-workers and the whole community."
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.thefranklinnewspost.com/article.cfm?ID=22321

    Candlelight vigil to be held for missing Rocky Mount mother


    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

    The family of Heather Hodges will host a candlelight vigil for the missing Rocky Mount woman at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Rocky Mount Farmers' Market.

    "The vigil is not a memorial," said Crystal Hodges, the missing woman's sister. "We want the community to know our faith is stronger than ever and that my baby sister will come home."

    Hodges has been missing since Monday, April 9.

    So far investigators have been unable to locate Hodges, and leads are dwindling as the weeks pass, according to Lt. Todd Maxey with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

    Investigators only received two calls after Hodges' sister spoke at a press conference on April 23, asking for the public's help in bringing her baby sister home.

    During the press conference, Crystal Hodges called her sister a dedicated mother to her 2-year-old daughter.

    "That's why it is so unusual for her not to contact her family or the person keeping her daughter," Crystal Hodges said.

    No one has been in contact with Heather Hodges since she was last seen by her boyfriend, Paul R. Jordan II, at the house they share on Shady Lane in Rocky Mount about 10:30 p.m. on April 9, according to Sheriff Bill Overton. Jordan reported Heather Hodges missing.

    Jordan, 39, told investigators that he left the house for about 10 minutes and was unable to locate Hodges when he returned.

    Heather Hodges did not take any of her personal belongings with her, and her vehicle is not missing, Overton said. Heather Hodges has left home in the past but not for this long and not without contacting family members, he added.

    The case is still being investigated as a missing person, Overton said, because no evidence has been found of a crime.

    Since Heather Hodges was reported missing, investigators have searched for her using tracking dogs and a state police helicopter. They have conducted numerous interviews with family and friends and have followed up on dozens of leads, Maxey said. The Franklin County Swift Water Rescue Team has also searched for clues along the Blackwater River.

    A grid search on May 6 by the county's search and rescue team covered a half-mile radius around Hodges' home on Shady Lane, but no evidence turned up during the search, Maxey said.

    Heather Hodges has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 100 pounds.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff's office at 483-3000 or the anonymous crimeline at 483-6620.
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/heather-hodges-missing-mom-virginia_n_1515068.html

    Heather Hodges Missing: Young Mother Vanished Without A Trace

    By David Lorh

    Posted: 05/14/2012 1:06 pm

    Updated: 05/14/2012 1:12 pm

    Concern is growing for a 22-year-old mother of one who has been missing for five weeks in Virginia.

    Heather Hodges was last seen on April 9 by her boyfriend, 39-year-old Paul Jordan. Jordan told police he had left the couple's Franklin County home at about 10:30 p.m. that night to get Hodges a late-night snack at a Dairy Queen in nearby Wirtz. Jordan told police he was gone for approximately 10 minutes and, when he returned, his girlfriend was gone.

    According to Lt. Todd Maxey, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Hodges left behind her 2-year-old daughter and her personal possessions, including her car, purse and cellphone.

    Hodges' sister, Crystal Hodges, told police she saw her sister on the morning of April 9, when she dropped her off at the residence she shared with Jordan. Heather Hodges and Jordan had been having relationship problems and she had been staying with her family members during Easter. Crystal Hodges said she was supposed to pick her sister up later that day, but when she called to make arrangements, Jordan told her that her sister was sleeping.

    Franklin County General District Court records show that a warrant was filed against Jordan on April 5 by Hodges' mother, Paula Hodges. The warrant is for assault and battery. In it, Hodges claims she got into an argument with Jordan and he hit her with chairs and a metal object. He also allegedly chased her off with a baseball bat. Jordan was subsequently charged with misdemeanor assault. He is scheduled to appear in court later this month to face the charge.

    Maxey acknowledged the charges against Jordan but said police do not believe they are connected to Heather Hodges' disappearance.

    "He is cooperating with the investigation," Maxey told The Huffington Post.

    The veteran law enforcement officer also said authorities have no evidence of foul play in Hodges' disappearance.

    "At this time, she is just missing. We don't have a crime," he said.

    Not everyone, however, is convinced. During a recent press conference, Crystal Hodges said her sister was a dedicated mother and would not take off without notifying someone.

    "That's why it is so unusual for her not to contact her family or the person keeping her daughter," Crystal Hodges said.

    Authorities have conducted several searches for Hodges using tracking dogs, helicopters and a search and rescue team, but they have yet to find any sign of her.

    "Heather, we love you and we want you home as soon as possible," said Crystal Hodges.

    A Facebook group called "Find Heather Hodges" has been set up in an attempt to raise awareness about the missing mother. Downloadable flyers and other pertinent information are available on the page.

    Heather Hodges is described as a white female with blond hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 5-foot-1-inch tall and weighs about 100 pounds.

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Police is appealing for anyone who may have information relating to the case to contact them at 540-483-3000.

    "We are actively investigating the case to try to bring the mother home to her child," Maxey said.
     
  18. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.thefranklinnewspost.com/article.cfm?ID=21984

    Police ask public for help in missing woman case

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

    Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding Heather Hodges of Rocky Mount who has been missing for two weeks.

    "No tip is too small," said Lt. Todd Maxey with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

    At a press conference Monday afternoon in Rocky Mount, Crystal Hodges called her sister a dedicated mother to her 2-year-old daughter.

    "That's why it is so unusual for her not to contact her family or the person keeping her daughter," Crystal Hodges said.

    No one has been in contact with Heather Hodges since she was last seen by her boyfriend, Paul R. Jordan II, at the house they share on Shady Lane in Rocky Mount about 10:30 p.m. on April 9, according to Sheriff Bill Overton. Jordan reported Heather Hodges missing.

    Jordan, 39, told investigators that he left the house for about 10 minutes and was unable to locate Hodges when he returned.

    Overton said investigators are still in contact with Jordan and that he has been cooperative. Jordan is the only witness who saw Heather Hodges that evening, the sheriff added.

    Heather Hodges did not take any of her personal belongings with her, and her vehicle is not missing, Overton said. Heather Hodges has left home in the past but not for this long and not without contacting family members, he added.

    The case is being investigated as a missing person at this point, Overton said, because no evidence has been found of a crime.

    "We are concerned about the unusual circumstances surrounding her disappearance," Overton said, "with her leaving so abruptly and not contacting her family."

    Since Heather Hodges was reported missing, investigators have searched for her using tracking dogs and a state police helicopter. They have conducted numerous interviews with family and friends and have followed up on dozens of leads, Maxey said. The Franklin County Swift Water Rescue Team has also searched for clues along the Blackwater River.

    Her sister appealed to the public during the press conference.

    "Please help bring my baby sister home," Crystal Hodges said.

    "I love you, Heather, and I want you home as soon as possible," she added.

    Heather Hodges has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 100 pounds.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff's office at 483-3000 or the anonymous crimeline at 483-6620.
     
  19. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3103-missing-woman-heather-dilian-hodges-va-04092012/

    http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-dep...ng-rocky-mount-woman-20120413,0,6545715.story

    Deputies have concerns as they search for missing Rocky Mount woman

    WDBJ7 Web Staff
    9:42 p.m. EDT, April 13, 2012
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    Franklin County Sheriff's deputies are asking for your help to find a woman who hasn't been seen since Monday.

    Heather Hodges was last seen by her boyfriend, at her home on Shady Lane in Rocky Mount Monday night. Deputies say they have several concerns about her disappearance. They say all of her personal belongings were still at home. Plus, she normally checks in with family if she left town to make sure her young child is okay.

    Investigators say they've had teams searching the area. But, they've turned up nothing.

    If you have information, give the Franklin County Sheriff's office a call at 540-483-3000.
     
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