Lisa Marie Sexton

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Left: Lisa, circa 1981;
Right: Age-progression to age 45 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 1, 1981 from Elyria, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 10, 1966
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 125 - 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red hair, blue eyes. Lisa has a scar on her left cheek. Her teeth were in near-perfect condition at the time of her May 1981 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lisa was last seen leaving her family's home in Elyria, Ohio on May 1, 1981. She said she was going out to walk her dog, but never returned home. She was accompanied by an adult male drug dealer at the time of her disappearance. He later returned to the Elyria area alone. The dealer was subsequently imprisoned. He is now deceased and never provided any information as to Lisa's whereabouts. She was last known to be in the Tampa, Florida area. Lisa may have traveled to Mexico shortly afterwards. Her mother last heard from her in 1984, three years after her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

    Authorities tested Lisa's dental records against those of an unidentified St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana murder victim for a possible match in September 2003. The woman, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was found in Lake Pontchartrain. She was buried in a potter's field in 1986. The woman physically resembles Lisa, but the dental records did not match. Lisa remains missing and the Louisiana murder victim remains unidentified.

    Some agencies may list September 1, 1984 as the date of Lisa's disappearance, and give the place of her disappearance as Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Elyria Police Department
    216-322-3465

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Port Clinton News Herald
    The Advocate
    NewsNet5
    Child Seek Network
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 5, 2012; age-progression updated.

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