Lauren Gail Andersen

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Above: Andersen, circa 1981

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 15, 1981 from St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 13, 1961
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Andersen wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, blue jeans and a short blue silk jacket with blue and white trim on the collar and cuffs.
  • Medical Conditions: Andersen was suffering from tonsilitis at the time of her disappearance was taking medication to treat the illness. She left her medicine behind.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Andersen was last seen in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on November 15, 1981. An unknown individual picked her up at her parents' residence at 6:15 p.m. She has never been heard from again. Andersen was a regular patron of the Cardinal Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the time of her disappearance. She left behind personal belongings including her medication, vehicle, clothing and toothbrush, and she has not used her checking account since her disappearance.

    In 2002, police searched the vacant home of one of Andersen's former boyfriends, looking for evidence in connection with her disappearance. It is unknown what, if anything, was recovered. Andersen maintained a vegetarian diet in 1981. Her interests include motorcycles, yoga, pool and rock music. Her disappearance remains unsolved and is being investigated as a possible homicide.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Louis Park Police Department
    952-924-2618

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The St. Paul Pioneer-Press
    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 6, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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