Hoopes, Amber S. – Bonneville County, Idaho 2001

On September 14, 2001, Amber Hoopes disappeared from the shop adjacent to her grandparent’s home in Ammon (next to Idaho Falls), Idaho. Amber’s family owned Classic Auto Collision and she had stepped next door to use the computer late in the evening. Police and family have theorized a former disgruntled employee, Keith Glenn Hescock, was in the shop the same night and abducted Amber.

In June of 2002, Hesock, who went by “Mark”,  killed himself after a police chase with Bonneville County officers. Prior to the chase, police had staked out his home after a different female teen escaped after being kidnapped and tied up by Hescock. Luckily, she lived. Hescock is also said to have been in the Challis, Idaho area at the same time Stephanie Crane disappeared in October of 1993.

Amber’s family created “Amber’s Story” as part of the business website where the abduction occurred. They keep a poster of Amber in the lobby at all times.

Until Amber Hoopes or Stephanie Crane are found, the truth to Keith Hescock’s involvement is unknown.

If you have information about this case, contact the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Idaho Falls / Bonneville County.

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