North American Missing Persons Network
Bethany Anne Sinclair

Above Images: Left and Center: Sinclair, circa 2001;
Right: Age-progression to age 26 (circa 2012)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 4, 2001 from Chesterfield, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 15, 1985
  • Age: 15
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight : 120 pounds
  • Race : White
  • Gender : Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Bethany has a U-shaped scar
    on her forehead. She wears eyeglasses. Legs, knees turn in, out of alignment.
  • Jewelry: May be wearing a crucifix / cross pendant.
  • AKA: Beth, Bethany Deuso
  • Case Number: C-01-0161
  • NCIC Number: M-251383226

  • Details of Disappearance
    Bethany and her mother, Tina Sinclair resided with Tina's boyfriend, Eugene Van Bowman, on Mountain Road in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. Bowman, who goes by his middle name Van, told authorities that he and Tina had an argument on February 4, 2001. He claimed that he left the house and returned later in the day. Bowman said that Tina and Bethany were not at home when he returned. Bowman stated that all of their clothes were missing, but the remainder of their personal belongings, including Tina's fifteen-year-old cat and her vehicle, were still at the residence.She and Tina have never been heard from again. They were not reported missing until February 10, six days after their disappearance.

    An unidentified woman called Keene High School on February 5, the day after the Sinclairs disappeared, to report Bethany was ill and would not be attending classes. Authorities are uncertain of the caller's identity.

    Tina's sister said that she believed Tina was preparing to leave Bowman, but she doesn't think Tina left of her own accord with Bethany in February 2001. The Sinclairs have not contacted any of their loved ones. There has not been any activity on Tina's bank account, cellular phone, or credit cards since her disappearance. There has also been no activity on Tina's and Bethany's social security numbers.

    Bowman's home bordered the Connecticut River, but an extensive search of the area produced no clues as to Tina and Bethany's whereabouts. Authorities suspect that foul play was involved in their cases. There have been no arrests related to the Sinclairs' disappearances. Bowman has reportedly refused to cooperate with investigators.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Hampshire State Police

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    New Hampshire State Police
    The Union Leader
    The Child Seek Network