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Tressa Clippinger

New London, NC

#1 Jan 30, 2006
Hi I am trying to find information on Gail Joiner. She went missing in 1972 from this area. I was her friend in middle school and have never forgotten her. I would like to know anything I can. Please ... Thanks Tressa
Donna Von Glahn

Terra Ceia, FL

#2 Feb 10, 2007
I do not really have any additional information. Gail was my 2nd cousin (I think?) and I remember that as a child we were part of the search party looking for the car that had been seen. It was described as a white Chevy II. I remember we drove around forever, and I kept hoping that we would find that car. Gail was about 5 years older than me, and for years after that I would think about her and hope that she would be found. Her family suffered a lot of tragedy. I know that one of her brothers was killed in a car accident.
Tressa

Denton, NC

#3 Apr 12, 2007
Oh my goodness I never thought I would find anyone who knew her. DO you have any idea what happened to her sister Linda? I have looked and looked on the net for information about Gail. My children all three girls have heard about her from the time they were born. I based many aspects of my life on what happened to her. I missed he so much as a child and never forgor her and what happened. If you know where her sister is could you please forward my email to her? Thank you so much Tressa
Donna Von Glahn wrote:
I do not really have any additional information. Gail was my 2nd cousin (I think?) and I remember that as a child we were part of the search party looking for the car that had been seen. It was described as a white Chevy II. I remember we drove around forever, and I kept hoping that we would find that car. Gail was about 5 years older than me, and for years after that I would think about her and hope that she would be found. Her family suffered a lot of tragedy. I know that one of her brothers was killed in a car accident.
Donna von Glahn

Plant City, FL

#4 Apr 14, 2007
I will check with my grandmother. If anyone would have this information she would. I will get back with you.
Tressa wrote:
Oh my goodness I never thought I would find anyone who knew her. DO you have any idea what happened to her sister Linda? I have looked and looked on the net for information about Gail. My children all three girls have heard about her from the time they were born. I based many aspects of my life on what happened to her. I missed he so much as a child and never forgor her and what happened. If you know where her sister is could you please forward my email to her? Thank you so much Tressa
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Debra Norris

Orlando, FL

#5 Mar 7, 2008
I didn't know Gail personally but I know a lot about her because I believe her disappearance was caused by my ex-husband who confessed to me. We went to the police but nothing ever came of it because they could find no body. If you want to know the rest, I will share it.
Mary Nofsinger

Plymouth, MN

#6 Mar 12, 2008
I lived a few doors down from her in Temple Park and am always thinking about her. I logged on to see if there was anything listed about her. I googled where a man named Gerald Stano had confessed to killing her but recanted the confession. He was killed in the electric chair
Digitalphotobug

Bradenton, FL

#7 Mar 21, 2008
I went to school with linda, she was a friend, I was also stopped by a car on the way to my bus stop, it was a white car many year ago. I lived in Thonotosassa when she (Gial) dissapeared. It was a sad time for our school.
Digitalphotobug

Bradenton, FL

#8 Mar 21, 2008
Sorry for miss spelled words, as it is late and I have always wondered what happened to Gail, and if the car that almost tried to get me in it, had any relation to her possibly getting stopped by the same vechile.
Tressa

Denton, NC

#9 Apr 3, 2008
Hi I was looking again and saw you comment. Do you have any idea of where Linda is? Or a last name for her? I have thought of this family often.
Digitalphotobug wrote:
I went to school with linda, she was a friend, I was also stopped by a car on the way to my bus stop, it was a white car many year ago. I lived in Thonotosassa when she (Gial) dissapeared. It was a sad time for our school.
Tressa

Denton, NC

#10 Apr 3, 2008
Hi I was looking again and saw you comment. Do you have any idea of where Linda is? Or a last name for her? I have thought of this family often.
Cindy

Tampa, FL

#11 Apr 14, 2008
I also went to Greco Jr. High with Gail and Linda. I also knew Terry and Peanut Gail's brothers. I beleive Terry Joiner lives in Antioch Florida on McIntosh Rd. I came across the news paper clipping of Gail's disaperence today when I was at my Mom's house. I also think of Gail often and wonder what might have happened to her.
Cindy

Saint Petersburg, FL

#12 Apr 30, 2008
Tressa wrote:
Hi I was looking again and saw you comment. Do you have any idea of where Linda is? Or a last name for her? I have thought of this family often.
Tressa, I also went to Greco Jr. High School with Gail and Linda Joiner. I haven't seen Linda in several years, but I believe her brother Terry lives off of McIntosh Rd in Antioch Florida.
Tressa

Denton, NC

#13 Jul 8, 2008
Hi I tried to locate a family member but was not able to. I constantly check on the web for any new information on Gail. Even tho I was on 12 I have never forgotten her. If anyone has info on how to locate Linda please let me know Thanks
Cares

Angleton, TX

#14 Nov 2, 2008
Hi, I ran onto Gail's story a long time ago. Thankfully I got her photograph released to the public, in case anyone should ever remember having seen her. I own a missing persons website and have always been deeply hurt by Gail's story. Just an innocent little girl out walking her pet. The world shouldn't be this we. It's sad. I'm sorry to all who knew Gail and I'm sure she knows she was loved. She was such a beautiful girl. After I got her photo released, I framed my copy and it hung over my desk for a couple years until I moved. You can find her listed on doe network and other various websites including my own now. I hope eventually the family will get dna entered into CODIS to help identify her if she has already been found or should she be found in the future. I think a couple of these listings on the florida unidentified data base could be Gail
http://www.fluiddb.com/
but without dna there is no way to know. There was one unidentified young woman that was found in Thonotasassa (sp?) and she looks a heck of a lot like Gail, the sketch they did as she was skeletal when found. Her age estimate was a bit older, but that can vary due to different things. If the family ever has any interest in submitting dna, please contact FDLE, NCMEC, or doe network to get the ball rolling on that.

Someday, maybe we'll all find Gail.
MaryK

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Jul 12, 2009
I lived in Florida at the time Gail Joiner went missing. I was a young newly wed girl and it was the first time I had heard the report of a missing child. At that time, my young teenage sister had run away from home and I recall the anguish my family went through until we found her was able to bring her back safely back home. My husband and I moved from Florida in 1974 and I've always wondered if Gail was ever found. Her name crossed my mind today as I heard news in Nevada of a child abduction from Northern Nevada. So, it saddens me in reading the posts to find Gail has never been found and think what her family has gone through. My heart goes out to them.
just me

New Port Richey, FL

#16 Oct 12, 2009
Tressa wrote:
Oh my goodness I never thought I would find anyone who knew her. DO you have any idea what happened to her sister Linda? I have looked and looked on the net for information about Gail. My children all three girls have heard about her from the time they were born. I based many aspects of my life on what happened to her. I missed he so much as a child and never forgor her and what happened. If you know where her sister is could you please forward my email to her? Thank you so much Tressa
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Linda Joiner married Keith Exum (who is deceased for many years now) She had two sons with him ,(one of them is deceased) last time I seen Linda she was working at the Masters Inn on 579 but that has been a while back.
Carol

Mount Dora, FL

#17 Jun 18, 2010
Digitalphotobug wrote:
Sorry for miss spelled words, as it is late and I have always wondered what happened to Gail, and if the car that almost tried to get me in it, had any relation to her possibly getting stopped by the same vechile.
What did the driver look like? Can you recall?
Lydia

Brandon, FL

#18 Jul 16, 2010
I went to school and rode the same bus as Gail and her sis Linda, I also knew Terry. I remember Linda always looking so sad after Gail's disappearance. We also lived in Thonotosassa during that time and my younger sister was also approached by someone in a white care on her way home from the bus stop, fortunately it was practically in front of our house, the man exposed himself to her and she started screaming like a banshee, my mom ran out and when we got the story out of my sis called the police who took a report. I have often wondered about that and thought of Gail often over the years wondering if they ever found her. I seem to recall hearing way back when that Bandit had been found, dead, with his leash still attached. Don't know if that is true as it was so very long ago. For some reason I goggled her name this morn and found several websites about here. It is so sad to learn that her disappearance is yet to be solved.
Carol

Mount Dora, FL

#19 Sep 7, 2010
I will always belive the person in that white car that stalked us in '72 in Thonotosassa was Ted Bundy. He stalked and followed us on our bicycles in his car to a remote swimming hole before we saw him. It was just the two of us together on our bikes, 12 and 15 years old. I know that we are blessed to be alive today. My mother and I reported it to the Sheriff's office but were met with little support that I recall. This was the same summer just before Gail disappeared. She was last seen that late same summer talking with a man standing next to his white car. I reported it again years later when I recognized him on the news. I recognized Bundy only years later when it was national news. I was told that he was not in FL at that time. Hopefully it was documented somewhere. I know that I looked him dead in the eyes at 20 feet when he followed us. It was him!. I will always be certain that he was in FL at that time, I saw him, it was him.
Janey

Mims, FL

#20 Dec 5, 2010
The police are aware who killed Gail Joiner and have a good idea where her body is. I do believe her immediate family was given the information. The man's name is David Norris, I believe. He was a family man living in the North McIntosh Road area; completely redid the upholstery in red on his Chevy II following her disappearance. He was Jehovah's Witness and as I remember, his church was involved in keeping his secret. He was cruel to his wife; had two beautiful young sons; was well groomed and not someone you would suspect could have this other side to him. He once told that her body was dropped in an alligator pond but it wasn't. He was working on building the foundation of the Schlitz brewery at the time. That's all I know except as a girl that rode her same school bus every day, my mother never let me walk home again.
Mary Nofsinger wrote:
I lived a few doors down from her in Temple Park and am always thinking about her. I logged on to see if there was anything listed about her. I googled where a man named Gerald Stano had confessed to killing her but recanted the confession. He was killed in the electric chair

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