Thank You! We would like to thank everyone that has helped try to find Ardena & Destiny. All your efforts were greatly appreciated. It wasn't the outcome we had hoped for, but at least they have been found & they can be laid to rest finally. Keep them and their family in your prayers.
FULL NAME: Ardena Marie Carter
CASE TYPE: Missing person, possible abduction.
DATE MISSING: September 11, 2003
TIME MISSING: Approximately 7:30 p.m.
REPORTED MISSING: September 18, 2003
MISSING FROM: Statesboro, GA
AGE AT DISAPPEARANCE: 24 Years Old
DATE OF BIRTH: Unavailable.
WEIGHT: 130 lbs.
HAIR: Sandy brown, Shoulder length, may be in ponytail
USUAL HABITS: NON-Smoker and NON-drinker.
TRANSPORTATION: Rode w/ friends, Taxi, or walking on foot.
SCHOOL: Was attending Georgia Southern University.
EMPLOYMENT: Boys And Girls Club
OTHER NOTES: Ardena had both ears pierced once. She is also known to always carry a green backpack. Usually wore her hair in ponytails.
Circumstances: Ardena Marie Carter, 24, has been missing from the Statesboro area since September 11, 2003. (She was reported missing on September 18, 2003.) She was last seen entering her apartment at University Point near the Georgia Southern University campus after being dropped off by a co-worker. She was 6 months pregnant when she went missing & just starting to show. She told others she was headed to the campus library to study and with her being pregnant they offered her a ride to the library. She declined saying she needed the exercise so they drove off without her. She has not been seen or heard from since. There has been no activity on her bank account to this date. She paid her rent months in advance & had left her laundry in the washer close to the time she disappeared so family believes she had no intentions of leaving voluntarily. She was also known to call her Mom so she wouldn't worry about her, but there has been no calls to her Mom from Ardena since this date. She is characterized as a very responsible woman, with good grades, and very active in her church. (UPDATE: The remains of Ardena and Destiny were found on the property of Fort Benning on December 17, 2003. The cause of death has been ruled a homicide. An investigation into this murder case continues. Please check our update page for updates as we get them. Please sign our Memorial Message Guestbook, too. Thank you.)