Lori Dee Wilson

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Above Images: Wilson, circa 2016

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 24, 2016 from Juneau, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 1, 1985
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Some accounts spell Wilson's name "LoriDee."
  • Medical Conditions: Wilson is addicted to drugs. She accidentally drank a caustic lye-based detergent as a child and her esophagus was severely burned. As a result, she has to have surgery at least once annually to dilate her esophagus and keep the scar tissue and swelling from constricting her throat. She'd had the procedure performed over 200 times prior to her disappearance, and was scheduled to have it again in August 2016, but missed it. She's never gone this long without the surgery and will eventually die if she doesn't get it done.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wilson left her Dillingham, Alaska home in mid-March 2016 and enrolled in a residential drug addiction treatment program at the Rainforest Recovery Center in Juneau, Alaska. She needed to be drug-free in order to have throat dilation surgery performed in August. She seemed to be doing well in treatment and spoke to her sister on the phone on March 24. That same day, after less than two weeks in the treatment center, she left via a ground-floor window and disappeared.

    When Wilson's family was notified she'd left treatment, they went to Juneau to look for her. Her father searched all over the city for her, spoke to people at the homeless shelter and the public transit system, monitored airline flights and ferry rides, and even hired a local person to look for her when he couldn't be in Juneau, but no one has seen or heard from her since her disappearance. Wilson has dropped out of sight before for a few months at a time, but never for this long, and due to her drug addiction and her state of health, her family fears for her safety. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Juneau Police Department
    907-586-0600

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    Source Information
    Alaska Public Media
    The Alaska Dispatch News
    Lori Dee Wilson's Facebook page

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 15, 2017; date of birth added.

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