Find Missing Bethany Leanne Markowski!

Find Missing Bethany Leanne Markowski!

Find Missing Bethany Leanne Markowski!
She has been missing for 16 long years!
Evidence suggests that Bethany
Could have been abducted by a stranger
Or a family member can
Be responsible for her disappearance.
What happened to Bethany?

Find Missing Bethany Leanne Markowski!

Find Missing Bethany Leanne Markowski! Bethany has been missing since March 4, 2001. She is missing from Jackson, Tennessee. Her case is classified as endangered missing. Bethany Markowski was born in the year 1990. At the time of her disappearance, Bethany was 11 years old. Her current age is 27 years old. Bethany Leanne Markowski is a Caucasian female. She is described as 4’8″ to 5’0″ tall at the time of her disappearance. At that time, she was 95 to 100 pounds. Bethany has brown hair and green eyes.

Find Missing Bethany Leanne Markowski!

At the time of her 2001 disappearance, Bethany was missing her top and bottom baby molars. Reportedly, she bites her fingernails when she is nervous. Some agencies may spell Bethany’s middle name “LeAnne.” At the time of her disappearance, Bethany’s hair was styled shoulder-length with bangs. Bethany has a mole on her left breast and freckles on her cheek and nose. When last seen, Bethany was wearing a green t-shirt. She was also wearing a green t-shirt, blue or black jeans, and slip-on shoes.

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In the January 2001, Bethany’s parents were were separated. Larry and Johnnie Jo (sometimes “Jonnie Jo”) Markowski are their names. Reportedly, the coupls’d breakup was bitter. Bethany lived with her mother in Nashville, Tennessee, after the separation. In early March 2001, Bethany spent several days with her father at his home in Gleason, Tennessee. On the afternoon of March 4, 2001, Bethany and Larry were scheduled to meet Johnnie Jo. They were scheduled to meet at the Waverly, Tennessee exit. It was off Interstate 40.

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On this day, March 4, 2001, Bethany and Larry apparently spent part of the day in Little Rock, Arkansas. Then they headed back to Tennessee. They stopped off at Old Hickory Hall Mall In Jackson, Tennessee. The time for this stop was 3:30 P.M. Larry told authorities that Bethany went into the shopping center alone. At that time, he was sleeping in the vehicle. He claimed that he awoke approximately one hour later. And then he searched for his daughter in the mall. When he couldn’t find Bethany by 5:15 P.M., he reported her as missing. She has never been heard from again.

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There were security cameras installed in the Old Hickory Mall. According to investigators, Bethany was not seen on any security camera videotapes filmed that day. Hence, there is zero proof that she went into that mall. Larry has stated that he is not involved in his daughter’s disappearance. But authorities have questioned his version of events. Jonnie Jo has stated that she only wanted Bethany to return home. It is unknown what her version of events is or why authorities consider her a possible suspect.

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Unidentified Female Suspect?

According to several witnesses, Bethany could be seen in the company of an unidentified Caucasian female. The sightings happened shortly after she disappeared. This mystery female is described as being approximately 42 to 44 years of age. She is estimated to be 5’4″ to 5’5″ and 185 pounds. According to witnesses, the woman had dark circles under her brown eyes. Her hair is blonde and at the time, it was clean but frizzy and damaged. She looked unkempt, like she had not taken a bath. Her shoes were torn and tied incorrectly.

Reportedly, the unidentified female may have suffered from a hangover. According to authorities, the unidentified woman tried to enroll in a Southeastern Tennessee in April 2001. This dated one month after Bethany went missing. The mystery woman was seen getting on a bus with Bethany. Investigators believe that they may have traveled to Moline, Illinois. Below is a photo of this unidentified woman.

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Unidentified Suspect

Authorities state that they have not ruled out ether of Bethany’s parents as suspects in her disappearance. They also don’t rule out the stranger abduction scenario.

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Another Facebook page, Searching for Ghosts, is now focusing on the disappearance of Bethany Markowski.
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On May 25, 2017, someone posted this video which was created as a public plea for this child.

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Direction of Investigation

When both parents are not ruled out as suspects in a missing child’s case, it can raise questions. Have investigators spent too much time investigating Bethany’s parents, especially her father? Her father’s behavior in the car suggested possible child endangerment more than anything. Have investigators spent as much time investigating registered sex offenders in the area and nearby areas? Have they interviewed people who knew Bethany’s parents? And it is unclear where the mother fits into all this and why she is considered a suspect.
And does Bethany have any siblings? It is unknown.

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How We Can Help

I want to talk about bring Bethany home to her parents. But if they may be responsible for her disappearance? At this point, let’s presume them innocent. There is no hard evidence, which makes Bethany’s case a cold, cold case.
What is needed is for people to talk. Someone (s) knows something about what happened to Bethany Leanne Markowski. She didn’t vanish “into the thin air” or get “erased.” Something happened to her. Do you have have any information on the whereabouts of Bethany Leanne Markowski? The unidentified female she was reportedly sighted with? The person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Jackson Police Department
Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation
Jackson CrimeStoppers

The above information can be found on Bethany’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. And it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License

The top image is courtesy of the Polly Klaas Foundation.


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