Joan Leigh Hall

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Top Two Rows and Bottom Left and Center: Joan, circa 1983;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 46 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 30, 1983 from Warrenton, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 24, 1966
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'6, 110 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Joan's ears are pierced. Her nickname is Joanie. Her hair was cut short at the time of her disappearance. It develops blonde highlights in the summer.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a blue jacket and maroon and white sneakers. Carrying a blue and white backpack and a brown purse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Joan was last seen walking down Main Street in Warrenton, Oregon between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. on September 30, 1983. She had left a local store and was on her way to Warrenton Grade School. Joan never arrived there has never been heard from again.

    Joan was a senior at Warrenton High School in 1983, and was considering a career in law enforcement after graduation. Just before her disappearance, she was elected the first female president of the Clatsop County Sheriff's Department Explorer Post. She is the youngest of six children and is described as a reliable teenager who didn't smoke or drink alcohol. Her family stated she wasn't having any problems and would not have run away from home. Joan is missing under suspicious circumstances and her loved ones believe she was murdered. Both her parents died within a month of each other in 1994, but Joan's siblings are still searching for her.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Clatsop Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Oregon State Police
    The Daily Astorian
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    MySpace Page for Joan Hall


    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 25, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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