Find Missing Laurie Jean Depies!

Find Missing Laurie Jean Depies!

Find missing Laurie Jean Depies!
She was last seen getting into her vehicle
To go meet her boyfriend.
She got to her boyfriend’s apartment but never entered it.
And she never has been seen again.
After over 26 years
Where is Laurie Jean Depies?

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Details

Find Missing Laurie Jean Depies! Laurie Jean Depies has been missing since August 19, 1992. She is missing from Menasha, Wisconsin. Laurie Jean Depies is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1971. At the time of her disappearance, Depies was 20 years old. Her current age is 47 years old. Laurie Jean Depies is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’5″ tall and 115 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is brown and her eyes are green.

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Descriptions

Laurie Jean Depies has a tattoo of an Indian art form that resembles a squid on her right ankle. She may have been wearing brown-tinted contact lenses at the time of her disappearance. Her ears are triple-pierced and her nicknames
are Loriella and Ella. When she was last seen, Depies was wearing a sleeveless black rib-knit turtleneck with horizontal stripes, black and white striped spandex shorts. She wore black slip-on leather shoes, a silver watch on her left wrist, and multiple silver necklaces, bracelets, anklets and earrings.

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Circumstances

Laurie Jean Depies was seen entering her gray 1984 Volkswagen Bug or Volkswagen Rabbit. She was at the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute, Wisconsin on August 19, 1992 at approximately 10:00 p.m. She arrived at her boyfriend’s apartment complex in the 300 block of west Wilson Avenue in Menasha, Wisconsin between approximately 10:15 and 10:30 p.m.

Depies apparently exited and locked her vehicle, then disappeared. She never entered her boyfriend’s apartment and has not been seen again.

Depies’s boyfriend had been waiting in his apartment with his sister and a friend. They heard her car pull into the lot. They went looking for her when she did not arrive at the apartment. Eventually they notified police.

A soft drink cup was found on the hood on Depies’s car. But there were no other signs of her at the scene. No one saw her walk away from the parking lot or get into anyone’s car. Her overnight bag and purse were left inside her vehicle.

There are few clues in Depies’s disappearance. A man was questioned by Wisconsin authorities in 2000 after he claimed he was suicidal and wanted to confess his supposed role in her case. But it is not known if he was actually involved.

Authorities believe she was taken by someone she knew. For it would be uncharacteristic of Depies to willingly get into a car with a stranger, and there is no indication that she was forcibly kidnapped. They think she may have gone willingly with someone she trusted and was harmed afterwards.

The cup on the hood of her car had an unidentified thumbprint on it. Police believe may it have been from the abduction suspect. Judging from the size of the print, it was probably although not definitely from a man.

In 2010, Larry DeWayne Hall confessed to kidnapping and killing Depies. He is currently serving a life sentence in a North Carolina prison for kidnapping 15-year-old Jessica Roach. Her body was found in an Indiana cornfield in 1993.

Authorities stated Hall became a suspect in Depies’s disappearance in 1995. And he is a suspect in the disappearances of other girls and young women. He confessed to kidnapping and murdering Tricia Reitler, who disappeared in 1993. But he hasn’t been charged in any cases besides Roach’s.

Investigators searched the area where Hall said he’d buried Depies. But they were unable to find her body or any physical evidence to substantiate his confession.

No arrests have been made in Depies’s disappearance and her case remains unsolved. There has been no activity on her bank accounts or Social Security number since she went missing. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

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Appeal

Laurie Jean Depies has been missing for over 26 years. She has spent more years as a missing person than as one seen alive and well. Most of her life had been ahead of her, until someone apparently took it away. What happened after Lauurie got in her vehicle and was en route to meet her boyfriend? Someone confessed to causing her to vanish, but was never charged in her case. What happened? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Laurie Jean Depies? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Menasha Police Department
Lt. M. Krueger
920-720-7109
You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

Agency Case Number: 92-2912-J-400
NCIC Case Number: M-098391481
NamUs Case Number: MP9076

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The above information is found on Laurie Jean Depies’ Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above image is courtesy of the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults.

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