The Doe Network:
Case File 1413DFOR

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Joan Leigh Hall
Missing since September 30, 1983 from Warrenton, Clatsop County, Oregon
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 24, 1966
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 110-120 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Short, brown, curly hair that had been sun lightened to have blonde streaks; blue eyes. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: A green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a blue jacket, and white and maroon sneakers, and was carrying a blue and white backpack and a brown purse.
  • Nicknames: Joanie
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available at UNT

Circumstances of Disappearance
Hall was last seen shortly after 14.00 on September 30, 1983, at the Warrenton Mini-Mart in downtown by a boy who gave her a ride from the high school. She told the boy she was going to buy a soft drink and walk the half-mile to Warrenton Grade School, where she helped her aunt, a third-grade teacher. She never showed up.

Police from several agencies found no sign of the teen, despite exhaustive searches and interviews, including following hunches from psychics. Authorities suspected foul play. Hall was reliable and had a good relationship with her parents, she always let them know where she was. 

There is no reason to think she ran away. The night before her disappearance Hall had been elected the first female president of the Clatsop County Sheriff's Department Explorer Post.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Clatsop Sheriff's Office
Detective Kristen Hanthon

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NCIC Number:

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office
Daily Astorian
KGW 8 9//29/06
Justice For Joanie
The Oregonian 10/22/2006
State Police Missing Children Clearinghouse
NamUs MP #2395

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