Gail Lorraine Joiner
Missing since September 22, 1972 from Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Joiner was last seen in Thonotosassa, Florida on September 22, 1972.
It has been reported that she came home from school, ate a sandwich, then left home to walk her pet raccoon, Bandit, on a leash. Witnesses saw Joiner standing near a white car parked on the edge of a work area, but nobody saw her get in the vehicle. She has never been heard from again.
Joiner moved to Florida from Michigan a few months before her disappearance. She has six siblings.
A suspect confessed to her murder and described the location of the remains, but a search could not locate her. The suspect recanted the confession but knew details only the killer would know.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 72M00001
NCMEC Case Number: NCMC775400
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
NamUs MP #4632
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