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Hardwick, circa 1993

Missing Since 10/14/1993

Missing From Lake Charles, Louisiana

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Female

Race White

Date of Birth Used 01/03/1959 (62)

Age 34 years old

Height and Weight 5'3, 110 pounds

Clothing/Jewelry Description Blue jeans and sandals.

Details of Disappearance
Hardwick was last seen in her home on 18th Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 14, 1993. She apparently left the residence during the nighttime hours. She left a note for her live-in boyfriend stating that she was going to the store and would return in a short time. However, she never did. Her boyfriend reported her missing the next day.

Hardwick left her four children behind in her house when she vanished; her loved ones say she was a devoted mother and would not have abandoned them. Authorities suspect foul play was involved in her disappearance and have classified it as a homicide.

Investigators believe Hardwick may have been an unidentified woman who was killed on May 8, 1998, when she was accidentally struck by a vehicle on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, Mississippi. In 2013, Hardwick's relatives identified the Mississippi woman as her based on photographs taken of the body.

When the grave was opened, however, inside was a man and not a woman. Because the location of Jane Doe's actual grave could not determined, the investigation stopped. The Mississippi victim remains unidentified.
Investigating Agency / Department

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office 800-259-3737

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