Sharon Hopf of Crawfordsville, Iowa has been found safe today with family members in Texas. The 45-year-old businesswoman owns Hopf Home Furnishings in Kalona and Coralville, Iowa and has been missing for almost 2 weeks. She co-owns the furniture stores with her husband Perry.
When Hopf went missing in January 5th, her 1999 Chevy Lumina was located in Wright City, MO on an abandoned property, which is just 30 miles west of the St. Louis area.
For full details on Sharon Hopf’s disappearance, please read: Sharon Hopf Missing from Crawfordsville, Iowa.
The Dept. of Criminal Investigations released some information that supported that Sharon Hopf had left on her own will. DCI S/A Jeff Unlmeyer said:
“Sharon wrote a check to herself for $1,000 and cashed it at a bank in Washington on January 3, she had deleted a large portion of her emails, including a entire "sent" folder, she left for work an hour earlier than usual and turned her phone off the morning she went missing and when it was recovered it was fully charged, and she got gas at the 4-Corners gas station in Ainsworth around 7:30 a.m. and she was alone.”
When asked why Hopf would have fled, Unlmeyer said he thought that she fled because of stress but couldn't elaborate further, other than family and work related stress issues.
If any more updates become available, I will post them on my blog. Thanks for reading.