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Temperee Hawkins

Real Names: Oscar and Lisa Smith
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Albany, Georgia
Date: September 12, 1995

Lisa Smith


Details: Seventy-four-year-old Temperee Hawkins of Albany, Georgia passed away on September 12, 1995, leaving no will and an unclaimed estate worth nearly $50,000. She was an only child who had married three times but never had any children. For many years, she owned and operated a penny candy store in Albany. In the summer of 1994, Albany was hit with a series of torrential rainstorms. Her home and store were partially destroyed as a result of the subsequent flooding.
Although Temperee's house was rebuilt, she lost nearly all of her personal effects, including letters, address books, and family photos. When she died a year later, investigators had no pictures of her first cousin, Oscar Smith, who was her closest blood relative; he and his daughter Lisa are Temperee's rightful heirs. Investigators do have a picture of Lisa with her husband, Nathaniel Mitchell. They were last known to be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran as a Special Bulletin on the November 1, 1996 episode along with Owen Walker.
Results: Solved. As a result of the broadcast, Temperee's heirs were located. Further details are unavailable.