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Case File: Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda 3285DFIA

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Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: July 17, 2000
  • Location Last Seen: Mt. Pleasant, IA
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: May 13, 1978
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 22
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"-5'4"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Naturally curly brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Liz or Elizabeth Syperda
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Heart tattoo surrounding her navel. Multiple piercings in both ears, pierced tongue, and a nipple ring in her left breast.
  • Dentals: Not Available
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Black jeans, black knit shirt, and white Nike tennis shoes.
  • Jewelry: Diamond and emerald ring, a diamond "Year 2000" necklace, and a wedding ring.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Elizabeth was last seen at about 10:30 p.m. on July 16, 2000, by her roommate in their East Madison Street apartment in Mt. Pleasant. When her roommate returned from work at 4 a.m. the next day, "Liz" was gone, but the door was locked from the outside, leaving investigators to believe she left voluntarily. None of her belongings had been taken, her bank account has not been accessed, and her payroll check has not been picked up. One month before she vanished, her estranged husband, Michael Syperda, was arrested for assaulting his wife and her roommate and a protection order against Michael was put in place. After she vanished, he pled guilty to the assault and received a suspended sentence and parole. Michael stopped talking to police soon after the investigation began into Elizabeth`s disappearance and refused to take a lie detector test.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Mt. Pleasant Police Department
  • Agency Phone Number: 319-385-1450
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: #00-4376
  • NCIC Case Number: M670900255
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #398
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • LBTH
  • ISMP
  • coldcase

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