Penny Dawn Lease

Above: Lease, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 2, 1989 from Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 3, 1965
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Lease has freckles. Her ears are pierced and she has a four-inch scar on the inside of her upper right arm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Gym clothes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lease was last seen leaving the Omni Fitness Center in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois on June 2, 1989. She was with a male companion. Lease resided in Rantoul, Illinois at the time of her disappearance. She has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in Lease's case. She was declared legally dead in 1996, but her disappearance remains unsolved.


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

    Champaign Police Department


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The News-Gazette
    Illinois State Police


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 15, 2010; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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