Garland T. Ford
North American Missing Persons Network
Garland T. Ford

Above Images: Ford

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 1, 2012 from Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 77
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Receding hairline
  • Medical Conditions: has a pacemaker
  • DNA: Available
  • Dentals: Available
  • Case Number: S12120524

  • Details of Disappearance
    Ford moved to Mobile County from Arkansas in March 2012 and lost contact with family members shortly thereafter. The last time the family in Arkansas spoke with Ford was in September 2012. His family reported him missing in December 2012. Deputies detained Polly and Jessie Hopper after learning that Ford lived in their home on Morgan Lane North in Wilmer for some time prior to his disappearance. Polly Hopper even helped Ford change his address so he could receive his Social Security benefits. She also helped herself to his benefits after he disappeared, Burch said. She was arrested in 2013 for obstructing government operations. Little did Ford know, but the people he moved in with had already dealt with a missing persons incident. Polly, her brother Jessie and her mother Patsy experienced the same situation when their father/husband disappeared. The Arkansas authorities were able to locate him, Mr. Hopper was buried in the backyard. They have not been charged in the incident. The MCSO have searched the Hoppers’ property several times and interviewed the family. The Hoppers continue to be suspects in Ford’s disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Mobile County Sheriff's Office

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