SOLVED: Missing 23-years Underwater (Samantha Hopper, 22-month-old Daughter Courtney, Unborn Baby)

We found Samantha Hopper and her 2 babies underwater in her car, solving a 23-year-old missing persons case in Russelville, Arkansas, bringing home a mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

Samantha Hopper (19), was 8-months pregnant when she and her 22-month-old daughter, Courtney Holt went missing on September 11, 1998.

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This documentary brings you alongside Adventures With Purpose’s search on October 26th, 2021, as well as Jacob’s Team from Chaos Divers (, following clues as to Samantha’s last known location that day, leading to the discovery of where Samantha, her car, and her 2 babies had gone missing in Russelville, Arkansas 23-years earlier, before being found and recovered.


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Samantha came home from work in Russelville, Arkansas and told her mother that she, her 22-month-old daughter Courtney Holt, and a friend (Selena) were going to a concert in Little Rock, Arkansas, and would be back on September 12.

Turns out, there was no concert, and Selena was not going for the real story is that Samantha had a boyfriend in West Memphis that mom (Debbie) did not approve of.

Samantha dropped Dezarae off an hour earlier at her mother’s home, leaving in a blue 1989 Ford Tempo with 22-month-old Courtney Holt, never been heard from again.

We had few other details until meeting up with Selena, Debbie, and Dezarae on the morning of October 26th, 2021.

AWP then breaks down a search area looking at the most likely access points into the water near the last known routes and locations.

Jared and Doug begin their search off of Mill Creek Road, and send Jacob Grubbs and his team over to Pleasant View Road to search under 2 bridges.

In less than 60-minutes on the water using sonar, Jacob identified a vehicle underwater under the West Bridge on Pleasant View Road

Upon diving on the vehicle, it was confirmed to be a blue Ford Tempo.

The Pope Country Sheriff, Dive Team, Elmo’s Crane Service, and all others involved deserving recognition for their delicate handling and recovery of Courtney, Samantha, and her unborn baby.

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.

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45 thoughts on “SOLVED: Missing 23-years Underwater (Samantha Hopper, 22-month-old Daughter Courtney, Unborn Baby)

  1. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in finding my mom, sister, and baby. You have given me the chance to have peace and the answers I never thought I would have.

  2. This folks is what is possible without Govt officials. Bill of Rights are our true laws. Life, Liberty and the right to own property. Bring back our common law courts.

  3. How does law enforcement walk up to a family and give their condolences after 23 years of not going off leads from the family?? This crew found them in a day. Unbelievable. Great job by the crew that made this possible for their family to have closure & healing.

  4. First let me say how sorry I am for your loss. I have a question that I hope won't offend anyone. Why didn't she leave Courtney with her dad if that's why she visited him? I am not trying to be unkind I am just trying to understand.

  5. My heart goes out to the family. Such a sad fate for their loved ones but now they can finally have closure. What you do is absolutely amazing. Such a godsend to so them and so many.
    On a different note I have an idea that I wanted to share with you. I am envisioning a mesh covering that can be attached via magnets to envelope any open windows so the water can drain but any contents in the vehicle remain inside while the car is being extracted from the water. That way the direction in how it is pulled out won't be as crucial is my thought.
    This may have already been an idea that you've tried but wanted to throw it out there just in case.
    Keep doing what you do and stay safe.

  6. Every one of your videos moves me to the core. Thank you for bringing this mom and her two babies home. Thank you for giving this family a closure. You guys are amazing. ❀️

  7. Just amazes me how these guys or not police & they have solve so many cold cases that are beyond cold cases & i say that becus the police wasnt working those cases anymore i wont say they dont care But with all the cold cases like these You would think the police would have A team something like Adventures with purpose specifically for cases like this !! & Lets be honest here Adventures with A purpose or doing wonders out here but if you been following them You see how so many of those police be really mad & having an attitude with these wonderful guys when they solve cases in there town Not all but A lot of them Which is digusting to me This is closure for famlies tht been going thru some of this for years !!! A lot of these cops put on these badges for the wrong reasons Dnt get me wrong i think most of them start off with the rite intentions but a lot of them get caught up in the power & so much more. But i think we as A people need to stick together they Work for us the people They take an Oath to protect & serve But why when the lights come on We Fear thm & i dnt care what race u are Yes ugly things happen to one race more then other races But I have seen horriable things happen to White & Black , I watch an Elderly white woman i mean real fraigle not only that but she had severe altimas & This white male officer & white female officer thought she stole out the store & they ruff this woman up so bad broke bones on this ladie & everything poor thing she didnt even know what was going on let alone she didnt even know thy was police she just kept saying she wanted to go home …. But us the people we cant come together becus one always have to feel better then thee other SAD & thts why things has gotten this bad in the world & its only going to get worse !!! But as long as us the people dont stick together it will only gets worse as bad as things or in the world we havent seen nothing yet !!!! mark my words …

  8. What an incredible service you all provide for families who have lost nearly all hope. The dedication you all have in finding these loved ones is hard to describe in words. Watching the family as they can finally find peace sticks with you for a long time. It touches the soul. You guys are some of the most incredible human beings and more people, including myself, should lead by your example. Bless you all! ❀️ Wish I could donate. I have financial burdens that enable me from doing so but if I had it to give, I would in a heartbeat. πŸ™Œβ€οΈ

  9. The police depts have to be super embarrassed after you guys come in and do this!! It irked me when the sheriff said " you think you found?" No homie, they found it!! Thank goodness for the closure for the family.

  10. This is so sad. That poor woman and her toddler. When he says "Her babies" that made me think that her unborn baby was "born" after she died as the body will do that when a pregnant woman dies. It's so awful. But I'm glad that they finally found them and her family can have closure.

  11. Your team is amazing. I cannot begin to put to words the impact you have first and foremost for the families you help, but also the scope of that impact. It is like a continuous and endless wave of great magnitude. Your passion for doing this work, compassion, professionalism, respect and integrity are so apparent in your videos. God has given all of you a gift and it is awesome to see the incredible way you are using it. It is very touching and heartwarming. May God bless you a thousand times over. Continue your amazing work, be safe and much love and respect from Kearney, Nebraska.

  12. I just found y’all and you are inspiring me for what I want to do in the future. You are doing the deeds the police haven't done and its a blessing.

  13. My heart goes out to mum/grandma.. The guilt she feels over not being able to look after both girl.. She shouldn't feel guilty, if she didn't take Dezi, then she would be lost as well.. I hope the whole family finds peace now that they have been found βœŒοΈπŸ™πŸ’–

  14. Without AWP they'd never even have got that car out of the water…….I still can't understand why that waterway wasn't dredged all those years ago. These guys are totally amazing souls. Well done in giving this family some closure. I'm sure the poor woman got distracted by the small child…… what a terrible thing

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