Lori Lee Layman

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Above Images: Layman, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 30, 2015 from Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 28, 1962
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'3, 150 - 250 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Layman may spell her name "Lorilee." She may use the last names McMullen and/or McMullen-Layman, or the alias names Stacia Arndt, Mary Ellen Carter, and/or Mary A. Schmidt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Layman was last seen at America's Best Value Inn & Suites in the 400 block of Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 22, 2015. On April 30, she talked to her father on her cellular phone. She has never been heard from again. Her phone last pinged on May 11, near north Nevada Avenue.

    In June 2015, Layman's gold 2002 Kia Spectra with the Colorado license plate number 687TOY was found abandoned at Pebble Creek Apartments in the 2000 block of south El Paso Avenue in southwestern Colorado Springs. She lived out of her car, but when it was found it had been emptied, and she didn't know anyone who lived at that apartment complex. Her blood was inside the vehicle.

    Layman had a very high-risk lifestyle at the time of her disappearance: she was involved with illegal drugs, worked as an escort and advertised her services online, and often traveled alone between Washington, Idaho and Colorado. She graduated Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs and later attended cosmetology school. In the 1990s, she married and had two sons, but the marriage didn't last long. Besides her children, her only close living relative is her father: her mother and two siblings have all died. She lived in Washington state for a time, then moved back to Colorado in 2015. Her father said she kept in touch with him by phone every few weeks and he offered to let her live with him after she moved back to Colorado, but she refused.

    In spite of her lifestyle, it's uncharacteristic of Layman to leave without warning or lose touch with her family and friends. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    719-390-5555

    OR
    719-520-7190

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    Source Information
    Colorado Bureau of Investigation
    The Colorado Springs Gazette
    KRDO
    KKTV 11
    Fox 21 News
    El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 30, 2016; casefile added.

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