Suzanne Gloria Lyall

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Top Two Rows and Bottom Left and Center: Lyall, circa 1998;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 33 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 2, 1998 from Albany, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 6, 1978
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 165 - 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Lyall has a light brown-colored birthmark on her left calf and a surgical scar on her left foot. She has a mole on her left cheek beneath her earlobe and a mole on each arm. Her nickname is Suzy. Lyall is nearsighted and wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. Her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An ankle-length black trenchcoat, a black shirt, jeans, and possibly a polished 14-karat gold fluted bow ring, a frog-shaped silver ring set with tiny diamonds, and a black cord necklace with a round silver disc medallion inscribed with a runic character that resembles the letter S. Photos of Lyall's jewelry are posted below this case summary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lyall was a student at the State University Of New York (SUNY) at Albany in 1998. She was employed at part time Babbages Software in the Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, New York at the time. Lyall left work at approximately 9:20 p.m. on March 2, 1998 and boarded a Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) bus near the mall. She exited the bus at approximately 9:40 to 9:45 p.m. at the Collins Circle stop on the SUNY campus. She has never been seen again and there is no evidence that she ever arrived at her dormitory room. Lyall was carrying a black tote bag or backpack at the time she was last seen.

    Lyall's work name tag was discovered in an area adjacent to the visitors' parking lot at SUNY shortly after her disappearance. The tag was located approximately 30 yards from the Collins Circle bus stop, but it is not known if Lyall lost the tag the night she disappeared.

    One of Lyall's co-workers told authorities that she mentioned she was being stalked by an unidentified man before March 1998. The co-worker stated that Lyall did not appear to be frightened of the person. It is not known if this incident is related to her case. Lyall's automated teller machine (ATM) card was used by an unidentified person on March 3, 1998, the day after her initial disappearance. The card was used at Stewart's Store on the corner of Manning Boulevard and Central Avenue in Albany at approximately 4:00 p.m.

    Another SUNY-Albany student, Karen Wilson, disappeared in 1985, thirteen years prior to Lyall. Her disappearance remains unsolved. Authorities have not found anything to link the two cases, but they stated the circumstances of the women's disappearances were similar.

    Lyall's case remains unsolved. She was raised in Ballston Spa, New York. She is described as a quiet woman who enjoys expressing herself through poetry. She is said to be very interested in computers and is an avid Rush fan.

    Ring 1 Ring 2 Necklace
    Left and Center: Rings possibly worn by Lyall;
    Right: Necklace that Lyall may have worn on the night of her disappearance

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York State Police
    519-783-3211

    OR
    899-940-4150

    OR
    SUNY Albany Police Department
    518-442-3131

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    Source Information
    New York State Police
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Help Us Find Suzanne
    Million Dollar Mysteries
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
    The New York Times
    Capital News 9

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    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 30, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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