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Investigations regarding missing persons present a genuine challenge to law enforcement professionals. Fortunately, public awareness and concern about missing persons continues to grow, especially as it relates to missing children, persons who are mentally and physically impaired, and suspected victims of foul play. The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will investigate all persons reported missing until the person is found or determined to be a voluntarily missing adult. For more information about Missing Persons investigations in the City of Texarkana, browse through the sections below

What Is A Missing Person?

A missing person includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

A minor (person less than 18 years of age) who is missing voluntarily or involuntarily

An adult who:
-may be in need of assistance
-may be the victim of a crime or foul play
-may be in need of medical attention
-has no pattern of running away or disappearing
-may be the victim of parental abduction
-is mentally or physically impaired

NOTE: The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department does not have the authority nor the resources to find uprooted friends or relatives who have lost contact with each other. Concerned individuals who are interested in such matters are requested to employ other public and private resources.

How To Report A Missing Person

You may initiate a Missing Persons Report by contacting your local law enforcement agency. Contrary to popular belief, law enforcement agencies in Arkansas do not require a person to wait a specific period of time before reporting a missing person.

If available, a photograph of the missing person should accompany the report.

Missing Juveniles
In Texarkana, the detective division of your local community police station investigates missing juveniles.

Missing Adults
The Missing Persons Unit investigates all missing adults.

If you have any questions concerning a missing person, please contact your local community police facility.

Please Note: According to Arkansas Department of Justice guidelines, the investigating agency is normally the agency in which the missing person lives. If the missing person does not reside within the City of Texarkana, a courtesy Missing Persons Report will be completed and then distributed to the concerned law enforcement agencies where the missing person lives and was last seen. If you Have any questions please contact The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department.

Missing Persons of Texarkana


Jeremy Wayne Goodwin

W/M D.O.B 09/08/72
Hair: Brown Height: 6'0"
Eyes: Hazel Weight: 225

Jeremy Wayne Goodwin was last seen being dropped off at the Ritz motel on US highway 67 east in Texarkana, AR on 12-23-98.


If you have any information, please contact a Detective of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
email or call (903) 798-3154.
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