Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Coral was last seen on September 22, 1998. Hall lived with her grandmother, Lois Janish, after a Genesee County Probate judge found her mother was unable to care for her daughter. Hall's mother died of a drug overdose in 1996.
Hall was at the state Department of Human Services to report she was being abused or neglected on the day she later disappeared.
A friend later said Hall called her from a pay phone near the White Horse Tavern at the time, telling her there was trouble at home and that she needed to get out of Flint. But when friends made the drive to Flint that night from Michigan's Thumb, Hall was nowhere to be found. Friends and family say they never heard from her after she called Pierce for help.
Police and prosecutors believe Lois Janish, the grandmother of Hall, killed her and have charged her with open murder in a case that's scheduled to go to trial in December 2013. Janish allegedly told investigators she killed the girl with a hammer then dismembered her body before scattering her remains, but she later recanted that story.
Police have made use of canine cadaver dogs, received help from the city's building inspectors, the Genesee County Land Bank and forensic anthropology students from Michigan State University, but Hall's remains missing and her body unrecovered.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Flint Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children