Continuing in our cold case series, nine years ago a Pine Bluff honor student was at her part-time job one minutethen gone in the next.
18-year-old Cleashindra Hall left no trace, no trail, but Pine Bluff police firmly believe someone murdered her. And despite never finding her body, the investigation continues today. It is as if time stands still in one Pine Bluff neighborhood. Nine years later, pink bows on Cleashindra's house hang as a now permanent fixture. Her family says they keep changing them out because they don't want anyone to think that they have faded in their search for their "Clea."
Cleashindra Denise Hall was 18-years-old when she disappeared May 9, 1994 without a trace. An honor student at Watson Chapel High School, she was about to graduate and head to Memphis State University to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatrician.
Cleashindra's mother, Laurell Hall, says knows someone must be out there that knows something about her daughter. "There's no way she could just vanish without someone knowing something, " Hall said. "And you know people talk about closure all the time... we want more than closure, we want the truth... about what happened to Clea."
Cleashindra's mom says her daughter was last seen at the home and office of Doctor Larry Amos. She worked as a part-time clerk at the office and typically called her mom and asked for a ride around 8:30 at night. The night she disappearedthat call never came.
Throughout the years after her disappearance, Larry Amos has told police that he saw Cleashindra look out the window around 8:30 and then leave. He assumed her parents picked her up.
Sergeant Rowland Dorman was one of the first detectives involved. He says the case is one of the most difficult he's dealt with because of the lack of evidence. He says he hasn't ruled anyone out as a suspect and firmly believes someone Cleashindra knew murdered her. Dorman said, "We'd love to see Cleashindra found, but at this point in time I do not believe she will be found alive."
Over the years, Dorman has followed hundreds of leads, issued search warrants, and even searched for her body in nearby woods. The first few years he said he would lay awake wondering what else he could do, where he hadn't searched. He now says he's done everything he can and hopes someone will come forward.
Cleashindra's family hopes the numerous articles and ads will inspire someone who something to call police. They've spent over $16 thousand dollars putting their daughter's picture in the paper, every month on the ninth. It's a never-ending campaign her family is willing to wage with the hope, that one day Cleashindra or her killer is found.
If you have any information about the disappearance of Cleashindra Hall, call Pine Bluff police at 1-870-543-5100. You can remain anonymous. Police say this is a solvable case, if more people come forward.