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Rutledge Announces Statewide Traveling Exhibit Honoring Missing Persons


LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced the launch of a statewide traveling exhibit honoring missing people in Arkansas to bring attention to their stories. Rutledge will host various sites that will be open to the public and display posters of each individual’s story unique to that specific region of the state.

“After launching the missing person display in May, I knew I wanted to do everything in my power to highlight more of our missing Arkansans and focus the effort directly on their communities with the hope that we can get information on their disappearances,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I will never stop working with families and law enforcement to provide training, resources and support because no one knows the heartbreak and worry these families go through.”

Next week, Rutledge will also host the Tenth Annual Never Forgotten event and luncheon for the law enforcement community and families of the missing which will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Benton Event Center. Participating law enforcement and attorneys will receive 3.5 hours of continuing education credit (CLE) for this all-day training. Families attending the event can participate in a breakout session that features a discussion on utilizing social media and organizing files as well as a listening session with law enforcement leaders.

In May, Rutledge hosted a week long display at the Arkansas State Capitol highlighting twenty-one missing individual stories. In 2018, Rutledge released the first comprehensive resource guide for families of missing loved ones which is available to be downloaded or ordered for free at ArkansasAG.gov and NeverForgotten.ar.gov. Each week, Rutledge posts “Missing Person Monday” on social media highlighting a different case.

Arkansans are urged to check back for future displays. For more information about the displays, the Never Forgotten event, other trainings or resources offered by the Attorney General’s Office, please visit ArkansasAG.gov.

Washington County
July 26 – July 31, 2021
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W. Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Ashley County
July 26 – July 31, 2021
Ashley County Courthouse
205 E. Jefferson
Hamburg, AR 71646

Saline County
July 26 – July 31, 2021
Bishop Park
6401 Boone Road
Bryant, AR 72022

Poinsett County
July 26 – July 31, 2021
Poinsett County Courthouse
401 Market Street
Harrisburg, AR 72432

Nevada County
August 2 – August 6, 2021
Nevada County Courthouse
215 East 2nd Street South
Prescott, AR 71857

Washington County
August 2 – August 6, 2021
Springdale Public Library
405 S Pleasant Street
Springdale, AR 72764

White County
August 9 – August 16, 2021
White County Courthouse Foyer
300 North Spruce
Searcy, AR 72143

Yell County
August 9 – August 16, 2021
Danville City Hall
1299 E 8th Street
Danville, AR 72833

Crittenden County
August 16 – August 20, 2021
Mid-South Community College
2000 W Broadway Avenue
West Memphis, AR 72301

Howard County
August 16 – August 20, 2021
Howard County Courthouse
421 N. Main Street
Nashville, AR 71852

Clark County
August 23 – August 27, 2021
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999

Pope County
August 30 – September 3, 2021
Arkansas Tech University
Doc Bryan Rotunda
105 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801

Garland County
September 7 – September 10, 2021
National Park College
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Sebastian County
September 13 – September 17, 2021
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72904

Sebastian County
September 17 – September 25, 2021
Fort Smith Public Library
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72904

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