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Case File 71DFWA

Left: Partridge in 1974; Right: Age-progressed to age 53 (circa 2010)

Laurie Lynn Partridge
Missing since December 4, 1974 from Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: May 31, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 105-110 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Mole on right cheek
  • Clothing: A long, navy blue coat with a hood, a tan sweater, tan plaid pants, blue denim with a crepe sole shoes,
    a brown leather purse with a blue flower design and a braided shoulder strap.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available in CODIS.

Circumstances of Disappearance
In December of 1974, Laurie Partridge left Ferris High School early, complaining about not feeling well walking at 37th & Havana Streets on Spokane's South Hill.
Unable to get a ride, she decided to walk the two-plus miles to the home where she lived with her parents and five younger siblings, saying the air might help her feel better.
The family reported her missing after she failed to show up for work that evening at Lincoln Heights Theater.
The contents of her purse were located two days later (December 6, 1974) near the location where she was last seen.
Initially, sheriff's deputies thought she might have run away from home, given her displeasure when the family moved to Spokane from California, but by the time she vanished she had started working on the high school newspaper and was on the drill team. Detectives staked out a Beach Boys concert to which Partridge's father had given her tickets but didn't see her, eventually learning that the tickets had been used but too late to determine by whom. Three people were questioned by detectives, including one who later turned out to be serial killer Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy, but none panned out.

If you have any information on Partridge's whereabouts, please contact:
Spokane County Sheriff's Office

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 74-120372

NCMEC #: NCMC603391

NCIC Number: M-141589135
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Seattle PI
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