Mary Virginia "Jimmie" Carpenter was a 21 year-old woman from Texarkana, Texas who went missing in Denton, Texas in the summer of 1948. Her disappearance remains unsolved. Carpenter was last seen by a taxi driver around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 1948. Numerous individuals have reported seeing her over the years, most of which turned out to be false sightings. Her mother, Mrs. Hazel E. Carpenter, spent many years working with the police chasing down rumors and leads, eventually giving up hope, believing that her daughter was dead. She did, however, want her daughter found, whether she was dead or alive. In 1998, Denton police received an anonymous tip that she was buried at the campus she was supposed to attend, but it turned out fruitless. Countless man hours and almost a quarter of a million dollars was spent on the investigation. The case is cold but remains open.