Lisa Marie Sexton/Missing since 1981

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Helena in Monticello GA

Gordon, GA

#1 Dec 12, 2009
Is there anyone who can give me a little more info on Lisa Marie Sexton? She disappeared from Elyria in 1981. Does anyone remember her or know her family? I read that she was 14 when she was last seen, may have been in Tampa, another report says Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

WHO was the man she allegedly left with? I read he was now deceased, but what was his name? Any help with this missing person's case would be helpful.
Thanks.
Helena in Monticello GA

Gordon, GA

#2 Dec 16, 2009
Does anyone know Lisa Marie Sexton's mother?(I believe her initials are BT.) Is anyone reading that would be willing to answer a few questions about some basic info that can only come from someone in your town that remembers her story?
Perhaps there was an investigator or someone in law enforcement that recalls this case?
I'm looking for someone willing to just discuss this missing woman's case -here in a public forum, possibly helping to provide a bit more clarity for me on dates, ages, etc. Thanks.
Helena in Monticello GA

Gordon, GA

#3 Dec 16, 2009
I'm interested in asking a few questions about this case to someone who may recall any details and can help with dates, ages, etc. Perhaps you know an investigator or someone in law enforcement who worked on this case and can help clarify a few tidbits for me. I appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks.
thar

United States

#4 Dec 18, 2009
I could answer a few things, but first I would like to know who you are and specifically why you are interested in and inquiring about this case from Georgia. Thanks.
Helena in Monticello GA

Gordon, GA

#5 Dec 18, 2009
This case is listed as a missing person's case so the public can see the photos and info, surely it's meant to be there so someone may see her or know her or know something and help solve the case. That's why I am asking.

I saw the photo in an internet search when I was actually looking for someone else. The photo immediately caught my eye and it looks familiar to me. I just would like to know more about the circumstances under which this person disappeared.

Was there a photo of her at age 14 distributed on flyers or on TV so the public could be looking for her immediately after she disappeared?
thar

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Dec 23, 2009
Lisa was a childhood acquaintence of mine and I lived about 5 minutes from her home. I would like her case to be solved and for her family to have closure. To my knowledge, there was not a flyer distributed immediately after Lisa's disappearance. From what I gather, her mother did not report her missing until about 2 years after she voluntarily left for Florida with an adult male/known drug dealer/boyfriend. Lisa seemed troubled the last time I saw and spoke with her (ie. troubled teen), so it didn't surprise me that she put herself in a vulnerable situation. Lisa placed calls to her mom during that time frame, and it was only when she stopped calling that she was identified as a missing person. Again, just my understanding. Her mother's name, btw, is public information as well.

I'm still curious as to the nature of your interest. Sure, this is a very public case (it was on AMW twice). But why do you desire to know her mother's name, clarification of details, etc.? Are you working in law enforcement, and/or you have more than just a "happened upon public info" curiosity?
thar

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Dec 23, 2009
Clarification: Publicly available info does NOT clarify whether Lisa's mom reported her missing intially or not. She may well have. I think I'm assuming she didn't initially report her missing because I don't recall any media coverage about her disappearance until years after it occurred. But certainly I could be wrong about the timing of her being reported as missing.
Helena n Monticello GA

Gordon, GA

#8 Dec 27, 2009
I appreciate your reply and the info you remember.

I have wondered why the information available to the public says she was "last seen at age 14" but the photo on her flyers say she was 18 yrs old when the photo was taken?

How was she "last seen" at age 14, but there is a photo of her at age 18?

Where did the photo come from?

Do you recall if her parents were married or divorced at the time of her disappearance? And the most important question of all, who was the man she "allegedly" left town with?

What was the connection to Tampa, FL or Ft. Lauderdale, FL?

Thanks again for your help.
Wondering

United States

#9 Dec 29, 2009
There were skeletal remains found on The Allegany Resevoir in New york state. Has anyone done a comparison with the DNA? They still have no leads on the remains...
Helena n Monticello GA

Gordon, GA

#10 Jan 4, 2010
thar wrote:
Lisa was a childhood acquaintence of mine and I lived about 5 minutes from her home. I would like her case to be solved and for her family to have closure. To my knowledge, there was not a flyer distributed immediately after Lisa's disappearance. From what I gather, her mother did not report her missing until about 2 years after she voluntarily left for Florida with an adult male/known drug dealer/boyfriend. Lisa seemed troubled the last time I saw and spoke with her (ie. troubled teen), so it didn't surprise me that she put herself in a vulnerable situation. Lisa placed calls to her mom during that time frame, and it was only when she stopped calling that she was identified as a missing person.
If a 14 year old girl wants to "run away" to another state "voluntarily" with an adult male, isn't this considered kidnapping on the part of the adult male who transports her away from home, over a state line?

If it's true that he returned to town without her, what was his explanation?

Can anyone in Elyria elaborate on the date this child was reported missing and news reports from that area? If it's true she was NOT reported missing for 2 years, what was the mother's explanation?

If it's NOT true and she WAS reported missing immediately at age 14, where is the photo of this child at the time of her disappearance?

Can someone explain how she was reported to be "last seen" at age 14, but the only photo available to the public shows Lisa Marie Sexton at age 18? How was she last seen at age 14, but there's a photo of her at age 18?

Can anyone help clear up the discrepancy?
Helena

Macon, GA

#11 Feb 6, 2010
Helena n Monticello GA wrote:
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If a 14 year old girl wants to "run away" to another state "voluntarily" with an adult male, isn't this considered kidnapping on the part of the adult male who transports her away from home, over a state line?
If it's true that he returned to town without her, what was his explanation?
Can anyone in Elyria elaborate on the date this child was reported missing and news reports from that area? If it's true she was NOT reported missing for 2 years, what was the mother's explanation?
If it's NOT true and she WAS reported missing immediately at age 14, where is the photo of this child at the time of her disappearance?
Can someone explain how she was reported to be "last seen" at age 14, but the only photo available to the public shows Lisa Marie Sexton at age 18? How was she last seen at age 14, but there's a photo of her at age 18?
Can anyone help clear up the discrepancy?
Can anyone in Elyria elaborate on the date this child was reported missing?

If it's true that she was NOT reported missing for 2 years, what is/was her mother's explanation for waiting so long?(sounds like the situation with Caylee Anthony's case, where it's alleged that her mother didn't report her missing right away, for some reason not proven at this point.)

If it's NOT true and Lisa Marie Sexton WAS reported missing immediately at age 14, WHERE IS THE PHOTO of this child at the time of her disappearance?

Can someone explain how she was reported to be "last seen" at age 14, but the only photo available to the public shows Lisa Marie Sexton at age 18? How was she last seen at age 14, but there's a photo of her at age 18?

Can anyone help clear up the discrepancy?

Who supplied the photo of her at age 18, and who did they give it to in order for it to be provided to the public? This photo of her at age 18 is clearly opposite of "last seen at age 14."

??????
Peter

Redding Ridge, CT

#12 Feb 7, 2010
Hi Helena,
I am not from the area but let me try to clear up some things for you.
Lisa Marie Sexton was 14 on May 1 1981, she was last seen 9 days before her 15th birthday.
She was not reported as a missing person till 9/1/84 when she was 18.
I don't know why she was not reported missing in May of '81 but Lisa periodically called her mother between May of of that year and sometime in 1984. It was when she stopped calling home that her mother reported her missing.
The missing date listing at NCMEC is May 1 1981, from Elyria, Ohio . The listing at The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is Sept. 1 1984, and states she may be in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area; but the pictures are the same. The FDLE poster says that's her picture at 18 but the Charley Project says the proper date is 1981, when she was 14
Lisa was tested as a possible match for Lake Ponchatrain Louisiana Jane Doe, but dental records ruled her out. Elyria Police have an open file for her and have investigated possible sightings as far away as Mexico- but none have panned out.
Peter
Helena

Macon, GA

#13 Feb 12, 2010
Peter, I appreciate your info.
I know you are trying to help clear up my confusion, but I still have trouble comprehending that a mother would NOT report her child missing, even if she did periodically hear from her after she disappeared.

Isn't it a crime to NOT report a missing child? Was it a crime in 1981? I think it was, but please someone correct me if any child could have disappeared in '81 and parents didn't have to report it. To me, that is a clearly neglect to say nothing.

What were the consequences of the parents who failed to report their missing child right away?
The logic here doesn't pan out & the info given to the public is deceptive, which is not acceptable when the public is being asked for information. The public can't help if we don't even know when the child was actually last seen. Things just don't add up.

This is just a question based on the fact that I do not know the character of any person related to this case, but I have to wonder if this mother could have sold this child to the drug dealer she was allegedly last seen with? I don't know the character or past of the mother, but couldn't that be a possibility? We've just seen a small child sold to a pedophile for drugs, he is on video carrying her into a motel, and then her tiny body was found murdered by the man her mother allegedly sold her to. If LMS's mother sold the child to pay a debt or make some money to pay the bills, why WOULD she report it and bring on the heat that early on?

WE all know that Casey Anthony has been burned at the stake by people who can't comprehend how any mother could have a missing child and not report it. She's been slammed and I have to wonder if Lisa Marie Sexton's mother has been slammed in such a way for her failure to report immediately? I do wonder how investigators perceived her report when she finally DID make one. Was she considered a suspect in the disappearance of her child?(ie: what mother does NOT report their child missing from their home, missing from school, missing from her birthday parties, missing from her family functions, etc..Surely some OTHER family member missed her???????)
Helena

Macon, GA

#14 Feb 12, 2010
continued from the post above:

Logic tells me that if a child disappears, a concerned mother would look and look and look and never stop looking and report it immediately and get her child's photo out there if she really was trying to find her. Who waits 3 years?????? Seriously, who?
It makes no sense that she didn't report anything as long as she got a periodic phone call from her little girl, but it seems, if your info is true, that she only cared enough to report her missing AFTER she had not seen her in over 3 years and she stopped receiving phone calls, when she was put out, when she..she...she...(Oh I do sense narcissism here, just like Cindy Anthony.)
I would have cared to know where my child was and if she was being pimped, tortured by some nasty old man, locked under somebody's backyard, or impregnated by being raped. I could be totally wrong, but why did none of THOSE things matter enough to report her missing so somebody would go find her?
Did she give her to the government to use in some mind control project, like the Monarch Project?(Like the butterfly)
(Isn't it odd tht the Anthony's wore t shirts with a butterfly on the front, like the Monarch, and Caylee also wasn't reported missing right away, just like in this case? Anything ringing a bell?)
I would have wanted to find her for the simple fact that a little girl of 14 does not have the right to quit school, go away and "call" periodically. It wasn't ok then & it's certainly not ok today either. Didn't the school have concerns for this missing student? What was the explanation to the school? Even in '81, wasn't it illegal for a 14 year old child to quit school?
Tell me this.
Did the mother claim her as a dependant on her taxes for those years?
Was there a father in the picture? If so, why didn't HE report his missing child?(Let me guess, just like Caylee Anthony, NO father was KNOWN???)
Who did the school contact when she missed so many days of school? Did her mother withdraw her from school? If so, she must have lied to them because you don't just let your child miss classes, even in 1981, and NOT draw some attention. Something is amiss.
Please, I really would like some answers, but I'm afraid nobody knows anything except a half-baked story that doesn't hold water and those who know are making sure everyone keeps quiet about it.
This is just my opinion, but if Lisa Marie Sexton is truly a missing person since she was 14 years old, I wish I could find one other person who could fill in the blanks with logical answers, not pieces that don't fit together. There are details missing.
pab

Dallas, TX

#15 Feb 12, 2010
I grew up with Lisa as well in Elyria, Ohio. The picture that you have seen is Lisa when she was fourteen. Her and I were friends. I cannot tell you any details other than she was there and then gone. Rumor had it that she ran away from home with an older guy but no one I knew, knew this for a fact. Lisa was a beautiful girl, with a big heart and alot going for her. As a fourteen year old she seemed to be troubled. She was a rebel of sorts. I don't know much of her family life unfortunately or any other information that may help you, just that the picture you see is her at 14. I just pray that she is alive and safe somewhere.
Helena

Macon, GA

#16 Feb 12, 2010
pab wrote:
I grew up with Lisa as well in Elyria, Ohio. The picture that you have seen is Lisa when she was fourteen. Her and I were friends. I cannot tell you any details other than she was there and then gone. Rumor had it that she ran away from home with an older guy but no one I knew, knew this for a fact. Lisa was a beautiful girl, with a big heart and alot going for her. As a fourteen year old she seemed to be troubled. She was a rebel of sorts. I don't know much of her family life unfortunately or any other information that may help you, just that the picture you see is her at 14. I just pray that she is alive and safe somewhere.
I'm sorry for the friendship you lost, it must have been confusing. Do you remember if she was reported missing right away to the police? Was the story on the news in that town?

I have looked at the photo again and others have viewed the photo, as well. WE all agree the photo is NOT of a 14 year old child.
The photo appears to be a Senior Picture, like from a yearbook, or a school photo, but the girl in the photo attached to her case does NOT look 14 years old. Maybe 17, 18, 19, but NOT 14.

If you remember anything else, that would be very helpful. Just by saying you knew her and you care, that was helpful.
pab

Dallas, TX

#17 Feb 13, 2010
Helena, Lisa was at my 13th birthday party. She was my friend. That picture is Lisa at 14 years old I can guarantee that. That is exactly how she looked the last time I saw her. You see Lisa looked so much older than her age. Which is why she was always able to get the 18-20 year old boyfriends. Nobody could believe she was her actual age. She was the tallest girl in our class and taller than most of the boys, and was always the most developed, she hated it sometimes but loved it cause she could buy cigarettes without get carded. Trust me that picture is her at 14. And no, Lisa was not on the news as missing in 1981. I stayed in Elyria until 1984 and Lisa did not get reported missing before then.
pab

Dallas, TX

#18 Feb 13, 2010
Oh yeah, and that was a school picture, but junior high not high school.
pab

Dallas, TX

#19 Feb 13, 2010
Helena, I understand your confusion now on the pictures. Several websites list the picture age as 18. As I said in my previous post though they were wrong. The picture I believe is from our freshman year at Elyria High School. She was in 9th grade when she disappeared. (She would have been 15 a week later) I have to tell you that her disappearance has haunted me for many years now. As I said she was a friend and to know one of your friends has just fell off the face of the earth is traumatic. Throughout the years I have kept searching the internet hoping one way or another she would have been found. Unfortunately not. I agree with your thoughts on this. Being a mother myself now, I cannot imagine not reporting my child missing immediately let alone waiting 3 years. Anything could happen in 3 years. What also bothers me with this is in 1981 myself and other friends could have tried to help answer questions, but without even knowing that she was missing none of us could help. It just does not make sense. I never could understand why I never could find anything about her disappearance either. No newspaper stories, no news stories, nothing. I don't know what her friends could have done even then but at least we could have tried. Her disappearance has left me sad for a long time now, and I cannot imagine how her family must feel but I just think Lisa was let down by everyone. I don't think enough was done to find her while their might have still been time. please keep me updated if you find anything else. I'm sorry I have nothing for you in your search but know that I too feel something just was'nt right.
Helena

Macon, GA

#20 Feb 17, 2010
Lisa Marie Sexton does appear to have been let down. Thanks for caring pab.

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