Cold Case Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Finding Woman

A Year Has Passed Since Brenda Lee Hopkins’ Disappearance

Brenda Hopkins flier distributed by police (click to enlarge) | MCPD

A year after Brenda Lee Hopkins was reported missing, police are again asking the public’s help in finding her.

Hopkins, now 69, was reported as missing to police on Aug. 9, 2018. Hopkins of the 11700 block of Eden Road in Silver Spring is described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

There is no evidence of foul play. However, the circumstances surrounding her disappearance have investigators concerned about her welfare. Cold case investigators have exhausted possible leads and are again asking if anyone has information about this missing person case to please call police.

During this investigation, detectives have been able to confirm the following information that could help the public in assisting with this case:

  • Initially, Hopkins’ sister (with whom Hopkins resides) reported that Hopkins was last seen by her on Aug. 8. However, that information has not been able to be confirmed by investigators. Investigators have been able to confirm that Hopkins was last seen outside of the home by numerous people on July 12 when she attended a funeral. Family members that live out-of-state believe they heard Hopkins in the background of a phone conversation they were having with Hopkins’ sister on or about Aug. 1.
  • Hopkins has been known to walk from her Eden Road home to the White Oak Shopping Center at 11200 New Hampshire Ave. Officers responding to the initial missing person call, with the assistance of search canines, searched the shopping area and the route she normally walks to the shopping center. Those searches did not yield any clues to Hopkins’ disappearance.
  • At the time of Hopkins’ disappearance, Hopkins’ sister reported that all of her sister’s belongings, to include her wallet, were at home. (Investigators have been unable to confirm if Hopkins maintains any form of identification).
  • It has been reported by some family members that Hopkins was exhibiting signs of memory loss.
  • Hopkins is not known to drive.
  • Hopkins is not known to own any credit cards, and there has been nothing of significance to note on her known financial accounts.
  • Hopkins is not known to own a cellular phone.

Police and family continue to be concerned for Hopkins’ emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding Hopkins’ whereabouts or any information about this missing persons case is urged to contact the Missing Persons Section at 240-773-5070 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

Police Seek Help in Finding Silver Spring Woman

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One Response to “Cold Case Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Finding Woman”

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    On August 13, 2019 at 5:34 pm responded with... #

    Why is this?
    Check with the DMV if she was ever issued an ID or license and when the most recent issuance was!
    Check if she has ever had a WMATA Metro access ID card!
    Check if she has ever had a montgomery county rec center card!
    Come on do better!

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