UPDATE - MISSING PERSON SEARCH CONTINUES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Gary McClain
Office: 870.541.5351 / 870.329.5638
UPDATE - MISSING PERSON SEARCH CONTINUES: Jefferson County, Arkansas - November 7, 2022 - On May 22, 2022, Maranda Merrell Neal (38) was reported missing to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Information reported at the time of her disappearance indicated that she was last seen on an ATV in the area of Dyson Road and/or President's Circle. Extensive searches of hundreds of acres of the area at the time did not reveal any leads to her whereabouts.
A ground search is currently underway as new information has developed. On today, November 7, 2022 a hunter was out checking some property in relationship to deer season and discovered an ATV in a wooded area off of Robinson Road. The hunter reported the finding to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division responded as well and has confirmed that the ATV matches the description of the ATV that Ms. Neal was last seen riding in May 2022 at the time of her disappearance. A search of the vicinity is currently underway for evidence or any indication of the circumstances related Ms. Neal's disappearance.
As the search continues more information will be released.