North American Missing Persons Network
Sarah Elizabeth Kinslow

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Above Images: Kinslow, circa 2001
Bottom Right: AP to age 26

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 1, 2001 from Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 14, 1986
  • Age: 14
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 105 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Several ear piercings,
    a tattoo of the letter "I" on the inside of ankle, a chicken
    pox scar on left temple, and two chicken pox scars on
    left cheek. Teeth are crooked. Mole on right front of neck.
  • Clothing: Baggy blue jeans, blue hooded jacket with
    black lining, gray and blue athletic shoes.
  • Jewelry: Necklace with the work 'Rock', "Minnie Mouse"
    watch with black band and pink face.
  • NCIC Number: M-571555982
  • Case Number: 2001-9585; NCMC938377

  • Details of Disappearance
    Sarah Kinslow was last seen by her parents on May 1, 2001, when her dad dropped her off at Greenville Middle School in her hometown of Greenville, Texas, at approximately 7:20 a.m. It was not until after the school day ended that the Kinslows were notified their daughter had not attended any of her classes.

    Police later found out that she had planned on skipping school with friends from out of town and meet up at nearby East Mount Cemetery. They claim the meeting place had changed and that she never showed up.

    Dogs were able to pick up her scent where she had exited her father's car. The dog followed the scent around the school and to a location two blocks away, where it ended in the middle of a street. During the course of the investigation, a teen witness told police she thought she saw Sarah Kinslow getting into a light blue truck, driven by a white male, at the location where the scent trail ended.

    Sarah Kinslow's boyfriend, 18-year-old Quinlan resident Curtis Wayne Bell, was later arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Bell, according to police, was one of the individuals the teen was supposed to meet the day she disappeared.

    In the weeks that followed, police received tips placing the missing teen in various locations, including a Greenville gas station, where a clerk claimed to recognize her from a missing person flyer. This time, however, police had surveillance footage from the station. She is seen on the video with Bell. He initially denied it was her and said it was a different girl. When he was asked about it again later, he denied he was the person in the video.

    Sarah had never run away in the past and was unprepared to be gone for an extended period of time when she went to school that day. She did not take her purse, extra clothes or any personal belongings.

    The last sighting of Sarah Kinslow, although not confirmed, occurred on December 25, 2001 in Quinlan.

    She may have traveled to the Beaverton, Oregon area. Dental x-rays are available.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Greenville Police Department
    Det. Victor Petrea
    (903) 457-2900

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Sarah Kinslow
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children