Paige Rochelle Lawrence

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Above: Lawrence, circa 1986

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 12, 1986 from Sacramento, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 16, 1962
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lawrence may use the alias name Angelia Christine Bass. Some agencies spell her middle name "Rochell." She has a one-and-a-half-inch scar on her nose and her hair was styled in a long afro at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An orange shirt, black pants and sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lawrence was last seen leaving her Sacramento, California home on February 12, 1986. She disappeared under suspicious circumstances and has never been heard from again.

    Authorities investigated the theory that Lawrence was a victim of the serial killer Morris Solomon Jr., a carpenter and general handyman who was convicted of the murders of six Sacramento women. He was also convicted of sexually assaulting five women who survived his attacks and testified against him at his trial, and he was charged in the death of a seventh woman, but the charges in that case were dropped. A photo of Solomon is posted below this case summary. All of the females he killed were African-American women in their teens and twenties who were murdered in 1986 and 1987. Strangely enough, one of them was named Angelia, which Lawrence used as an alias first name. Solomon was sentenced in death in 1992 and awaits execution in California.

    It should be noted that Solomon's "found" one of his victims and the other five were located buried in the backyards of places where he had lived; Lawrence, on the other hand, was never located. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

    Solomon
    Above: Morris Solomon

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento Police Department
    916-433-0620

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    NamUs
    The Sacramento Bee
    The New York Times
    The Los Angeles Times
    The Sacramento Press
    United Press International
    The Serial Killer Calendar

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 12, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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