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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    AR - Brooke Hanna, 15, Fayetteville, 29 March 2009


    2 April 09

    Brooke Hanna's father says he expected her back home from a spring break trip to Florida on Sunday evening -- she never returned -- she's not answering her phone and now he believes the girl's mother may have taken her on the run.

    Burt tells KNWA, "when she didn't show up for school Tuesday is when i felt it was time to get really involved and get active."

    What that involved -- swearing out a warrant for the mother of his daughter -- and working with local authorities as well as the FBI U.S. Marshals Office, I.C.E., and The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children.

    An overwhelming amount of support that's helping to spread the word fast, Hanna says, "20 years ago you couldn't have gotten this much information out in a month and we've already gotten that done in 3 days."

    A website and Facebook page asking for any help to bring Brooke home have attracted a lot of attention.

    Brooke Hanna's picture will be placed in Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores around the country as nearly 20,000 truck drivers from different companies get word to be on the look out for the vehicle Brooke and her mother were last seen driving.

    Burt and Brooke's brother Jake say they remain optimistic it will all pay off -- hopefully sooner than later. "You gotta be hopeful....I just want to get my daughter back and just have her in my life."

    Brooke Hanna's description: Date of Birth: September 29, 1993 Age: 15 Height: 5'4" Weight: 110lbs Build: Thin Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown (long) Race: Caucasian Complexion: Tan - she has a belly button piercing

    She was last seen in a 2005 Chrysler 300 AR plates 215MEC

    If you have any information, you can remain anonymous and your asked to contact any of the people and organizations listed below.

    Detective Hulsey at 479-444-5700 or e-mail him at shulsey@co.washington.ar.us

    Center for Missing and Exploited Children Case # 1119608 1-800-THE-LOST

    more at link; video at link

  2. #2
    Here's another article with some more info. NCMEC also lists her as missing from Arkansas. NCMEC: http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    Mother facing arrest in Hanna custody dispute

    A former Fayetteville woman who founded Hanna's Candles with her now ex-husband after making potpourri in their basement faces a felony arrest warrant over the custody of their daughter.

    Donna Wilson Hanna, 46, is accused of failing to return her 15-year-old daughter, Brooke, on Sunday after they spent spring break together in Florida. An arrest warrant signed Tuesday set her bond at $25,000.

    Brooke's father, Burt Hanna, is president of Fay- etteville's Hanna's Candle Co., one of the largest privately held candle manufacturers in the country. The company was founded in 1987 and operates a 660,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on Armstrong Avenue that employs about 150 people.

    Burt Hanna was awarded custody of their daughter on Aug. 15 after a bitter divorce and custody battle. Donna Hanna filed an emergency motion for custody on Monday with an affidavit from a Florida counselor alleging that Burt Hanna has acted inappropriately with his teenage daughter. Burt Hanna said the allegations are bogus.

    Much more: http://www.nwanews.com/nwat/News/75337/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    North Carolina
    For Immediate Release

    The U.S. Marshals Service and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office announce the arrest of Donna Wilson Hanna, age 47. Hanna was arrested on federal charges of Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, which is directly associated with Hanna’s State charges of Interference with Custody, a class D Felony in Arkansas. At the time of arrest, Hanna’s daughter, Brooke Hanna, was placed in the custody of a court appointed attorney. Hanna had been on the run since March 29, 2009, when she fled Arkansas with her daughter.he U. S. Marshals Service arrested Hanna at the XNA Northwest Regional Airport after she and her daughter flew from the LaGuerdia, New York airport to XNA. Hanna was booked into the Washington County Detention Center, where she awaits a final disposition of her state case.


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