Two Peas in a Pod: Overlapping Disappearances in Pea Ridge Arkansas

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aprildawnandrews Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, quaintly-named Pea Ridge Arkansas boasts a population of approximately five thousand souls
residing on streets named for Civil War dead—the Confederate loss at The Battle of Pea Ridge
is considered by military historians to be the linchpin of the Union’s conquest of Northern Arkansas and Missouri.
Aside from the region’s storied history in the War of Northern Aggression there’s not much
to attract outsiders to the environs; the most exciting local event is the annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump,
a bizarre combination rodeo/steeplechase which features the notoriously balky creatures barrel racing
and lumbering over obstacles. As the event’s exclamation-laden website states:

“Realize, too, that mules do not like to jump!
That fact alone creates an atmosphere
ripe with laughter as the handlers work to
coax their mules over the burlap barriers,
some as high as 6½ feet!”

It seems to defy logic that this sparsely-populated…

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One thought on “Two Peas in a Pod: Overlapping Disappearances in Pea Ridge Arkansas

  1. M86 May 9, 2014 / 2:11 am

    That’s an interesting read… I live about 15 minutes from Pea Ridge.

    It’s kinda obvious the author isn’t from the area… Pea Ridge isn’t some town hidden in the mountains, where the nearest modern civilization is more than 50 miles away. Pea Ridge is actually part of a metro of about half a million… It’s more of a bedroom community, with a bunch of subdivisions, etc, but April did live in the older area of town. I’ve driven by those apartments several times.

    I’m familiar with both April and Cerilla’s cases, but never thought about a connection between them. And considering small communities can be breeding grounds for those “good ol’ boy networks”, I wouldn’t rule out some sort of corruption/cover-up.

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