Lisa Joy White

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Lisa, circa 1974;
Bottom Right: Age-progressions to age 50 (circa 2011)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 1, 1974 from Vernon, Connecticut
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 2, 1961
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Lisa has a small pockmark on her forehead above her right eye. She was in very good physical condition at the time of her disappearance; she danced and did acrobatics. Her teeth are perfectly aligned due to the previous use of orthodontic braces.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Green pants and a blue denim jacket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lisa was last seen in Vernon, Connecticut on November 1, 1974. The night before her disappearance, she'd been arrested for underage drinking and her parents grounded her. After her mother went to work at 4:30 p.m., she sneaked out to visit a friend on Prospect Street in Rockville, Connecticut, two miles away. Following her visit, at 7:30 p.m., Lisa began walking home. She never arrived and has never been heard from again.

    Lisa left a note for her mother saying she was in love with an older boy and "you think I'm a little girl, but I'm not." According to her sister, she associated with older boys and some men. The police initially believed she'd run away from home, but foul play is now suspected in her case.

    Lisa's disappearance was one of five in a ten-year period in the Vernon area, including Janice Pockett. All of the missing were female; they ranged in age from 7 to 20 years old. Two of them were found deceased years after their disappearances but the other three, including Lisa, remain missing. It is not clear whether the cases are related. Lisa's disappearance remains unsolved. Her mother died in July 2012.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Connecticut's Unsolved Mysteries
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NBC 30
    Connecticut Magazine


    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 19, 2014; picture added.

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