Today Marks 20 Years Since Cleashindra Vanished

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20 years ago today, Laurell Hall dropped her 18 year old daughter Cleashindra off at her after school job.  She has not seen or heard from her since.


Cleashindra worked after school for a man named Larry Amos. Amos ran a non-profit business in an office above his garage at his home only .6 miles down the road from the Halls. She did clerical work for him after school.

Larry Amos was the last person to see Cleashindra that evening.  According to him, she signed out at 8:30 pm and got into a vehicle waiting outside.

But according to Laurell Hall, she was supposed to pick her daughter up from the Amos residence later that evening once Cleashindra called home and told her she was ready.  The phone never rang.

So what happened to Cle'a?

So far, those with any information have not come forward.  According to a source close to the investigation,  there are people out there who know the truth, but refuse to talk.  Some have speculated deep connections within the community have created a virtual wall of silence and fear.

Word on the street is that Amos re-paved his driveway around the time of her disappearance.  Investigators were unable to obtain a warrant to search the property until 2012. There was ground penetrating radar present the day of the search, many speculate the warrant was to dig on the property.  

The warrants were granted based upon sworn statements from two indivuals. according to an FOI request, one man who said he did construction work for Amos in the late 1990's, told investigators he spotted blood in the home “like it had been splattered on the insulation” The documents also include the summary of an interview police conducted with another man who told them that he was hired to fill a hole in Amos’ backyard. 

He reportedly said, “When the wind would blow he could smell an odor unlike anything he has smelled before.” --The documents do not indicate if blood was actually found at the home during the search or what specific items they seized. It is also unclear if the cadaver dogs located any evidence.

---Statements from Lt. Bob Rawlinson

“We have no viable suspect, and what we’re trying to do is narrow down the scope of the investigation,” “Until we are able to identify a person of interest, everybody associated with the case is (a person of interest).”
He declined to discuss what items were seized from the home. Dr. Larry Amos decline to make any comments. He is not a suspect and has not been charged with a crime.


According to Laurell Hall, Cleashindra's friend at the time of her disappearance 



Larry Amos calls and asks Mrs. Hall if they had heard from Cle’a. He tells Mrs. Hall that he is going to Hamburg, AR for some daycare business and would check that evening to see if she had returned.

24 Hours After She Was Last Seen: 
Laurell goes to the police station at a little after 5 pm, 24 after she dropped Cle’a off at the home of Larry Amos, to file a report in person and Cleashindra was officially deemed a missing person.

Wednesday, May 11, 1994: 
Cleashindra’s employer, Dr. Larry Amos flies out to Dallas to purchase equipment for his soon to open tanning salon. He said that he had to go because the company that he was purchasing the furniture from was filing bankruptcy and he had to go and pay cash. He left before giving any official statement to the police. Note: Mrs. Hall has always questioned why he could not have wired the money. No tanning salon was ever opened or furniture delivered. [According to Mr. Aaron Mouser, a freelance filmmaker looking into the case, he spoke with a man who said he was in Dallas with Amos and that he did not do any business with a tanning salon during his trip. I have attempted to contact Mr. Mouser for copies of his notes but have not heard back.]

POLICE INVESTIGATION: 

LE wanted to know what kind of kid she was. Therefore, they went to the school to speak with school officials. They were told that Cle’a was a good student and did not get into trouble. Next, they questioned the family. According to Laurell, they asked her family a TON of questions. For example: they asked Mr. Hall, “Are you her real father?” His answer was,”YES!” In addition, “Could she be pregnant?” According to Laurell Hall, pregnancy was not possible due to a five -year birth control method that Ms. Hall encouraged Cleashindra to have inserted under her skin at Mrs. Hall’s job at the local Health Department in 1993. Because Cle’a wanted to be a pediatrician, this was Ms. Hall’s way of helping to prevent any accidents since Cleashindra would be going off on her own in a couple months. The police also wanted to know if she was having any problems at home with the parents or her brothers. They family was not aware of any issues. This was a close-knit family.

Police concluded it was not personal problems that caused her disappearance.

Friday, May 13 1994:

Police visit the Amos home while Amos was still out of town. They asked his wife to let them look around the office (no other area of the home). She agreed but then asked them to leave.

Saturday, May 14 1994:

Dr. Larry Amos returns home from Dallas and goes to the police department to give his first statement.

Note: On his way home, he drives by the Hall’s home and sees Mrs. Hall outside talking to a friend. He stops and tells Mrs. Hall he has been to the police station to give a statement. He hands a piece of paper and says the police gave him this name and number and it was a Smith and he did not know them.

Mrs. Hall said that after months of asking the police, about the number it turns out that the number belonged to his baby sitter.

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