Larissa Marie Sam

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Above Images: Sam, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 21, 2015 from Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Sam's natural hair color is dark brown, but at the time of she disappearance she had it dyed black with red hair extensions. She has a tattoo across her lower back, a tattoo of stars across the back of each shoulder, and a distinctive tattoo of candies, a cupcake, an ice cream cone, musical notes and the word "Princess" across her upper chest. Photos of her chest and shoulder tattoos are posted below this case summary. Sam's nickname is Rissa. She wears eyeglasses with black frames.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black tank top with the words "WEED IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL" a lime green marijuana plant inside a dream catcher on the front, and matching lime green shorts or a skirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sam was last seen in the 800 block of south Mount Street in Indianapolis, Indiana at 4:30 a.m. on June 21, 2015. She had finished her shift at work and stopped at her uncle's house for drinks afterwards. At 4:30 a.m. she left, and has never been heard from again. She was supposed to pick up her son the next day, but never showed up. She's described as a devoted parent and it would be uncharacteristic of her to abandon her son.

    The police found Sam's gold 2006 Dodge Stratus backed into the driveway of an abandoned home in the 2700 block of Lyons Avenue, in the Mars Hill area. The window was down, the keys were in the ignition, and one of the vehicle's front tires was flat. Sam's cellular phone, shoes, purse and some money were inside it, but there was no sign of her at the scene. A photo of the car is posted below this case summary. Surveillance footage area showed a man running away from the vehicle after it was parked in the driveway.

    Police are concerned for Sam's safety, and her family believes she could have become the victim of human trafficking. Her case remains unsolved.

    Tattoo 1 Tattoo 2 Car
    Left and Center: Some of Sam's tattoos;
    Right: Sam's car

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
    317-327-6539

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Fox 59
    WTHR 13
    The Indianapolis Star
    Larissa Sam's Facebook Page

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 21, 2016; casefile added.

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