Francis D. Crownover

On November 26, 1987, 34-year-old Francis “Sandy” Crownover and her friend, Joseph Duenas went to bed at around 11:00 pm.¬†Francis was living with Joseph at his residence on 6421 Pythian Drive, in Harrison, TN.

When Joseph awoke the next morning, Sandy was gone but she’d left him a note stating that she would call later, but the call never came.

November 28, 1987, Sandy called a friend from a local convenience store. I couldn’t find any information regarding whom she called, the time frame, or the location/name of the store. However, this was the last time anyone heard from her.

She left behind all of her clothing and most of her personal belongings, including her vehicle, which was parked at Joseph’s house. She has apparently taken around $200 with her.

Joseph reported her missing on December 4, 1987. Hamilton County PD responded to the call, arriving at Joseph’s residence, where he told them that Francis had some mental problems. He also advised that he’d spoken to many of her friends and that none of them had heard from, or seen her.

As far as I can tell there have been no sightings of Sandy since November of 1987 and no leads. I couldn’t locate any records to indicate Joseph had any criminal or violent inclinations.

Where did Francis go? There is so little information to work with on this disappearance. Where was the location of the store she made the call from? What was the topic of discussion during that call? She took cash with her, but no belongings. That doesn’t seen like a very productive way to run away and start over, but again stranger things have happened…or could she have met up with someone that lead to her never being seen again?

Endless theories and no answers.

If you think you have any information about the disappearance of Francis Crownover, please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 423-622-0022 or 423-209-8940.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Chattanooga DA
The Charley Project

03/21/2021 – no updates available.
03/31/2022 – no updates available.

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