North American Missing Persons Network
 
Jeremy Wayne Goodwin

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Above Images: Goodwin, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 23, 1998 from Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 8, 1972
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Goodwin has a circular-shaped
    scar on his left elbow. He has additional scars on his nose, his left ring
    finger and on his lower lip. Goodwin may have a moustache, beard or a goatee.
    His teeth were in excellent condition at the time of his 1998 disappearance.
  • Medical Conditions: Goodwin is schizophrenic. He also has bipolar
    disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Goodwin suffers from high blood
    pressure, as well as seizures. He has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.
    Goodwin overcame an addiction to painkillers shortly before his disappearance.
  • Clothing: A Dallas Cowboys' t-shirt and jeans or gray jogging pants or jeans.
  • Case Number: A99-05514
  • NCIC Number: M-180141710


  • Details of Disappearance
    Goodwin was a patient at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Arkansas on December 23, 1998. He called his mother from the facility after receiving a painkiller injection for abdominal discomfort. Goodwin said that he needed a ride back to his trailer in the Liberty / Eylau, Texas area. He called his mother again shortly afterwards and said that he planned to take a taxi.

    Authorities believe that Goodwin received a ride to The Ritz Motel on eastbound US Highway 67 and East Broad Street in Texarkana sometime afterwards. He phoned his mother at approximately 11:00 PM from the motel, but she was not able to answer the call.
    Goodwin's family members learned that Goodwin may have been placed in Living Hope Mental Hospital shortly after his disappearance. The caller said that Goodwin had since been transferred to a state-operated facility in Arkansas. This information has not been confirmed and Goodwin has not been located. Authorities have not ruled out foul play as a possibility in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texarkana Police Department
    903-798-3154
    OR
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    800-346-3243


    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Texarkana Police Department
    Child Protection Education of America
    Namus