Car of mom who vanished 23 years ago found with human remains in Arkansas

Samantha Jean Hopper was pregnant when she and her toddler disappeared in 1998

Samantha Hopper was reported missing on Sept. 11, 1998. (Remembering Samantha Hopper & Courtney Holt via Facebook/NBC News)

The car of a woman who, along with her daughter, disappeared 23 years ago was found this week in Arkansas with human remains inside, authorities said.

Adventures With Purpose, a nonprofit group that aims to solve cold cases around the country, found the car of Samantha Jean Hopper on Tuesday in eight feet of water, according to a statement from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office.

Hopper was reported missing on Sept. 11, 1998.

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