Asia Nicole Martin was 19 years old when she disappeared on May 27th, 2005. Before her disappearance, Asia was living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and attending school at Pearl River Community College. However, she had recently decided to take a semester off to help take care of her mother, who was sick. In fact, three days prior to vanishing, Asia bought a bus ticket to Denver, Colorado, where her mother was living. On the evening of May 27th, Asia left her apartment on foot after telling her roommate she was going for a walk. She never returned home after that. Asia spoke to her mother on the phone at 8:40pm about her upcoming trip to Colorado. That phone call was the last time anyone has heard from her, and she was reported missing after she never boarded the bus to Denver as planned.
Asia’s roommate told police that nothing seemed amiss when she left their apartment on the evening of her disappearance. Even though the circumstances of her disappearance seem rather suspicious, authorities stated that they believe it’s possible Asia left on her own accord. Her family disagrees; they do not believe she would have abandoned her sick mother. Unfortunately, Asia’s mother has passed away since her disappearance, but her father is still alive and is hoping for answers in his daughter’s case. If you have any information that could help Asia’s family, please contact that Hattiesburg Police Department at (601) 545-4910.