A well in White County searched in 2008
David & Sharon Green, Jarrod's parents
Searcy Country Club
Terri Lee, Searcy Police Dept.
"How do you stop wondering where your child is in this world?" asks Sharon Green.
Jarrod Green will always be his mom's little boy. He was a child in her eyes, but at age 20, was just beginning to blossom into the man they knew he could be. He embarked on that journey in his hometown of Searcy, Arkansas.
His father, David Green, says, "And you know, we were just having a good time and then Friday night it just kind of all ended very abruptly."
Life as they knew it was only a memory. Jarrod's dreams and his parents' dreams were gone and fading a little more each day.
Sharon Green says, "Just sorta took that joy away from us when we lost him."
It was Sept. 30, 1994. Jarrod got a call to meet a friend at the Searcy Country Club.
It'd be the last time his parents saw him. Five days later though, a clue came. His dad found his car at the local Wal-Mart. The windows were rolled down and the keys were on the floor board. Jarrod was nowhere around.
Searcy Police Department's Terri Lee explains, "You have to kind of hope for the best. You can't go at this looking at the worst."
Lee says Jarrod was tangled up in drugs which could be behind his disappearance.
"He had owed someone some money and he was going to go take care of it and didn't come home," she says.
Detectives interviewed dozens of people. They scoured the country club and his car, but couldn't find any solid evidence.
Meanwhile, the Greens say Jarrod had mentioned that he was in trouble, so did he leave Searcy on his own? They say it's a possibility, though police suspect foul play.
"You know you don't just wake up one day and say, 'I'm not going to look anymore,'" says Lee. "You look forever."
A few years after Jarrod disappeared, detectives received a tip that a body might be in a well at an old home near a chimney, but it wasn't until December 2008 that that lead became relevant. A location matching that description was found. The well was searched but police found nothing.
Lee says, "There is something out there. Somebody knows something. There have been thousands of hours spent on this case."
The Greens even hired a private investigator. And while no clues developed, they say it's their faith pushing them to face the obstacles they can't control.
"No medication, just prayer," says David Green.
Jarrod Green, their once little boy.
"People ask you well, in normal conversation well, how many children do you have? Do I have three? I think I have three, but I can't be sure," says Sharon.
Today, if he's alive, he's now a man, age 34. In their hearts though, he'll always be their child.
Sharon Green says, "You pray that someday you'll have that back, but you can't be sure."
Jarrod graduated from Searcy High School in 1993. He is one of two missing persons in Searcy. If you have any information on his disappearance, you are asked to call the Searcy Police Department at 501-279-1038.
Jarrod's DNA has been compared to unidentified remains found in Arkansas, but there's never been a match.
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