The Doe Network:
Case File 852DFPA

12 Age-progressionAP
Left: Thompson, circa 1993; Right: Age-progression by NCMEC to 30 years (circa 2007) and to 35 years (Circa 2012)

Laura Lynn Thompson
Missing since January 7, 1993 from New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Endangered Runaway

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: April 5, 1977
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6" (168 cm.); 140 lbs. (64 kg.)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Red hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: She has a light birthmark on her hairline at the back of her neck.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Thompson was last seen on January 7, 1993 in New Castle; PA. She had never ran away before.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Laura Thompson, who went missing after she left her Waldo Street home around 12:30 a.m. January 7, 1993. She was a high school student and mother of a 9-month-old baby at the time. Laura’s mother reported the girl missing to police Jan. 9, 1993. At first, police believed she may have run away. According to the criminal complaint, Thompson met one suspect at a Perkins restaurant with a friend in 1993. The pair went to play cards on another night and she was never seen or heard from again. Thompson was raped by the man's friend before she was killed.
Both men are charged with criminal homicide, first-, second- and third-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and conspiracy. Police now believe she was killed near one suspect's trailer and buried off U.S. Route 422 in Shenango Township. Her body was later dug up, and the remains were scattered in a field in Hickory Township off Route 108.

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

New Castle Police Department
Missing Persons Unit

Agency Case Number: NCMC777676

NCMEC #: NCMC777676

NCIC Number: M615391454
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NamUs MP# 6723
NC News Online

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