YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, find bodies of missing woman and child


A full autopsy with DNA from the family will need to be conducted in order to confirm that the bodies are Samantha and Courtney.

Adventures with Purpose gives family answers

AWP met with Debbie (Samantha’s Mother) and Dezarea (Samantha’s Daughter) along with Samantha’s best friend, Selena. 

They used clues of Samantha’s habits, and events of the day in 1998 when she disappeared. Then the dive teams split up to scan multiple locations in the area of Lake Dardanelle.

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On Oct. 26, the AWP called the Pope County Sheriff’s Office to inform them they located the car with sonar. And confirmed that it was Samantha’s car with a diver’s verification.

Jared Leisek of Adventures with Purpose said that “It is our honor to have brought Samantha home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Samantha’s family during this difficult time.” 

“Hug the ones you love for you never know when it might be the last time you see them.“

We are humbled by the opportunity all of you have given us to help in the search for answers as to what happened to Samantha and her babies.”