"I wonder all the time where she is and what she's doing,” says Laurell Hall as she looks at an old picture of her daughter Cleashindra Hall. She was 18 at the time she disappeared from Pine Bluff in 1994. This year her family hoped to celebrate her 30th birthday with her.
“[It’s] sad when we've had different occasions and she's missing. Frustrating because we don't know where she is and we haven't had any clues," says Laurell.
But thanks to a cash reward offered by a Philadelphia victim’s rights advocate, new clues may be coming in to police.
"It was a surprise because I don't know him and I'm sure he doesn't know me," says Laurell.
Cleashindra is one of 20 missing people featured on the reward website. (Click on the link to right to see the site.) There's a $100,000 prize for a tip leading investigators to her.
"There is no way we could have come up with that kind of money and I'm sure the parents couldn't either," says Pine Bluff Police Lieutenant Bob Rawlinson. He says his department's been all over the south following leads in the case. He hopes the reward money can help solve the case.
"We really would like to bring closure to this for the family," he says.
Laurell hopes the reward will finally bring national expose to her missing daughter. "Hopefully we can get at least one phone call, one phone call to tell us where Clea's at," she says.
While they wait, Clea's family keeps doing the same thing they have for the past 12 years.
"We maintain the hope that we're going to find Clea and we're going to find out what happened to her. We're going to find that she's well wherever she is and that's what we hold on to, otherwise we give up and give up on life because just the search keeps us motivated,” says Laurell.
To qualify for the $100,000 reward tips must be given to the Pine Bluff Police Department by November 24th. The phone number is (870) 543-5112.
For more information about the reward and Cleashindra Hall click on the links to the right.