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Vera F. Clayton

Suspicious CircumstancesPresumed Deceased
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Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Vera F. Clayton

Missing from
Dolan Springs, Arizona - USA
Nationality
  American
Case Entered
  March 14, 2018
Status
   Presumed Deceased
Current Classification
  Suspicious Circumstances
Source of Record
  Media
Last Updated
   September 11, 2022
Verification Status
No

Physical Description

Gender
   Female
Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
  
Race
  Caucasian/White
Hair Color
  Gray
Eye Color
Height
Weight
  Last Seen Wearing
  Distinct Features
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Vera F. Clayton was last seen by family or friends on June 02, 2015.

With her Arizona home sold and most of her belongings packed up, Nancy Rae Hartz was ready to spend her golden years on the road. Having been divorced and then widowed, she had recently found love again through a dating website, and the happy couple was going to travel in an RV.

When she left Kingman the morning of June 2, 2015, Hartz had a moment alone with her daughter.

"She said, 'Don't worry, baby. We'll keep in touch,'" daughter Denise Baggs recalls.

Baggs spoke to her 72-year-old mother once on the phone three days later and hasn't heard from her since. Now authorities are trying to figure out if Hartz was the victim of a serial predator.

Her disappearance echoes that of two other women, one in Arizona and one in Nevada. The three women lived within a roughly 100-mile radius of one another and were around the same age.

Verna Clayton, who would be 73 now, was last seen in June 2008 in the small town of Dolan Springs, Arizona. Neva Jane Lindley, who would be 77 now, was last seen in November 2011 in Las Vegas. Both cashed out their financial assets just before they disappeared. Both had begun a relationship with a man they met online.

Mohave County sheriff's detectives say 69-year-old Robert Lawson Carnochan was that man.

Authorities investigating Hartz's disappearance learned the man she left with in the RV was using a stolen identity. When they finally located him in April, he was living in Yucca, about 20 miles south of Kingman, with another woman.

In his possession were several aliases and firearms. Mohave County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rodney Head said fingerprints confirmed the man was Carnochan, a Canadian citizen who fled to the U.S. illegally more than 20 years ago.

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