Marilyn Lanier

Above: Lanier, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 30, 2003 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 3, 1957
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Lanier has a gap between her upper teeth. She has a two-inch scar on her right leg.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow shirt, blue jeans, a black coat and black boots.
  • Medical Conditions: Lanier suffers from schizophrenia. She also has a history of drug abuse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lanier was last seen at approximately 7:00 p.m. on March 30, 2003 in the vicinity of the 7500 block of Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was arguing with her live-in boyfriend at the time. He says he was trying to convince her to check into a drug rehabilitation program, and she walked out of their apartment and never returned. She has never been heard from again.

    Lanier's sister reported her missing. Her family stated it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Lanier frequented the Progress Plaza, a strip mall in northern Philadelphia, at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    America's Most Wanted


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 17, 2008; medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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