Rowan Ford, 9, was last seen by her mother, Colleen Spears, as she was getting ready for bed around 8:30 p.m. Friday. Colleen then left for her job at a Wal-Mart store. Rowan’s stepfather, David Spears, left the home with two male friends around 10:45 p.m. David Spears told investigators that he looked in on the girl in her bedroom before leaving, and she was sleeping.
David returns home at around midnight, but does not check on the girl. He calls his mother at around 1 a.m. so that he could borrow her car. She brings him the car and waits in the house watching TV until her son to got back around 7 a.m.
Spears gets home around 9 a.m. and is not greeted by her daughter like she normally is and wakes up David and asks him about Rowan. He states that he doesn’t know where she is and has not seen her, but that she had possibly woke him up in the middle of the night stating she was going to see a friend. Then, for some reason that is not explained, the girl is not reported missing until 6:50 p.m.
Investigators state that the mother has been cooperative and distraught, but that the stepfather has been the opposite. Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland stated that Spears has been “less than cooperative.” Copeland said Rowan has brown hair and brown eyes, is 47 inches tall and weighs 62 pounds, and anyone with information should contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Department at (417) 451-8300.
But in my opinion, the only way this girl will be found is if someone finds where the stepfather dumped her.Tags: Missing, Rowan Ford