Left: Morrissey, circa 1984; Right: Age-progressed image of Morrissey at age 34 (circa 2003)
Kelly Eileen Morrissey
Missing since June 12, 1984 from Lynbrook, Nassau County, New York.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Circumstances of Disappearance
Before meeting a friend the night of June 12, 1984, Morrissey had laid out her outfit for the next day- a new pair of black jeans with the tags yet to be removed, and a blue, sleeveless, scoop-neck blouse. She took no extra clothes, no other belongings and no cache of savings that a runaway would be expected to take. And she was due to get her paycheck the next day.
Morrissey was last seen by her friend about 21.30-22.00 on June 12, 1984. Morrissey met the friend at a gas station on Merrick Road. There they waited for more than an hour, expecting to meet two men. Neither showed up, and the two girls talked to the gas station attendant, a friend of theirs, for about 45 minutes.
The friend decided to leave, but Morrissey said she would stay a while longer to see if the men showed. When they didn't, she headed off alone for a game parlor known as Captain Video, about a half mile west on Merrick Road. She never made it to the video parlor, and she hasn't been seen since.
When she didn't return that night, her mother assumed she had been forced by thunderstorms to spend the night at her friends house.
Six months later, 16 year old Theresa Fusco disappeared. She was also last seen on Merrick Road, which is the main street in Lynwood. The two girls knew each other.
Fusco was later located deceased, a victim of homicide. Three men were convicted of murdering Fusco and served seventeen years in prison for the crime, before DNA testing proved that they were not the killers.
Morrissey lived with her mother and stepfather, two sisters, and two step siblings, and rarely saw her father. She was attending Lynbrook High School and worked after school at a shade and venetian-blind packaging plant in Lynbrook. Morrissey had begun to push the limits, sometimes sneaking off to the woods with friends to drink beer purchased by the older crowd who hung out at the local arcade. She sometimes broke her curfew, but she always came home.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning Morrissey's whereabouts, please contact:
Nassau County Police Department
Detective Terry Quinn
All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.
Agency Case Number: LNLY14681
NCMEC Case Number: NCMC603372
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
NamUs MP #6427