Hope Elizabeth Barnhill Sapp (26) was last seen in Muskegon,
Michigan on 8/14/2012 at 3:15pm. She was traveling via Greyhound bus
lines from Muskegon to Panama City, Florida, with transfers in Grand
Rapids, Michigan, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana, Atlanta, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida.
During the last four months Hope has routinely checked in with her
mother and was to check in along the bus route. Hope's mother last spoke
to her at 8pm on 8/14/2012 as she was coming into Grand Rapids on the
According to Hope's mother, Panama City Police
Department confirmed she did not validate at the Greyhound station in
Panama City so it is clear she did not get off the bus at Panama City.
Hope's cell phone was found somewhere in the Ohio area, however new
evidence shows it was pinging along the Indiana-Ohio border.
Hope is mentally unstable after suffering a psychotic episode otherwise
known as a mental breakdown. She is not a danger to others but is known
to make poor choices and is a danger to herself.
the last year wandering from state to state and shelter living the life
of a transient but remembers very little. It is estimated she's lost 90%
of her memory regarding that year.
Hope's mother Sherry
Holmes-Darby wrote, "When I awoke this morning I didn't think my heart
could ache any more than it already does. I was wrong. I have three
beautiful grandchildren, who could be facing a very grim reality, and a
very caring and loving son-in-law who may be forced to deliver it. They
have already been without their mother for a little over a year, because
of a severe mental break, a year that she barely remembers. Please help
us find Hope."
Hope is 5? 8? tall and around 180 pounds with blue eyes and dishwater blonde hair.
She has pierced ears but may not be wearing jewelry.
Hope has no known source of income.
If you have information to locate Hope please call the Muskegon Police
Department at 231-724-6750. If you are calling on the weekend or after
hours, please call 231-724-6351. Hope's case number 12-14889.