Lisa Jane Borden

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Above Images: Borden, circa 1979

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 10, 1979 from Lodi, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 15, 1960
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Borden has a scar on her left hand. She had metal and screws implanted in her left hand after it was injured in an accident.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Borden was last seen by her family in their hometown of Big Spring, Texas in October 1979. Borden traveled to California shortly thereafter and called her family. Her boyfriend sent her a plane ticket for a return flight back to Texas, but she never retrieved it. Borden was last seen in Lodi, California on October 10, 1979; she has not been heard from again. One of her friends told Borden's family that Borden was living in Amarillo, Texas and working as a waitress, but the friend did not provide further information and this account has not been confirmed.

    Borden was a known hitchhiker in 1979. Authorities believe that she may have been taken against her will. Both California and Texas authorities are handling the investigation.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

    OR
    California Department of Justice
    Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit
    916-227-3290

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Child Search Ministries
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    NamUs
    Gainesville High School Class Memorial

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 7, 2016; picture added.

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