Lynda Joan Hanley

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Above Images: Hanley, circa 1971


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 4, 1971 from Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Hanley has a scar on her left arm and her ears are pierced. Her maiden name is Rush and she may spell her first name "Linda."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown leather coat and white boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hanley was last seen at Archie's Tavern in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on November 4, 1971. She got a phone call from a man and left immediately thereafter. She has never been heard from again. Three days later, her husband found her car parked at Holiday Inn in South Attleboro, which is a neighborhood of Attleboro, Massachusetts and less than ten miles from Pawtucket.

    Hanley is from Lincoln, Rhode Island and graduated from Lincoln High School. She was a popular student there and participated in many extracurricular activities, including the school newspaper, the art club and drama club. At the time of graduation, her ambition was to become a registered nurse. Lincoln police are investigating her disappearance, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lincoln Police Department


    Source Information
    Peter Henderson


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 7, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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