North American Missing Persons Network
Doris Fay Lentz

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Above Images: Lentz, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 23, 1996 from Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: 1965
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark Blonde
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Doris's ears are pierced.
  • AKA: Faye

  • Details of Disappearance
    Doris disappeared around 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 23, 1996 after telling a friend that she was going to Fort Washington, Maryland to pick up her daughter. Doris Lentz's vehicle was recovered on Livingston Road, S.E., Washington, D.C. with blood splatters inside but her body has yet to be recovered.

    In 2003 a jury convicted Doris' ex husband Jay Lentz with her death and sentenced him to life in prison, but U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee vacated the verdict and ordered an acquittal, ruling that prosecutors had failed to prove Doris Lentz's death was a kidnapping under federal law.

    In September 2004, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ordered a new trial for Jay Lentz.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Arlington County Police Department

    Source Information
    Arlington Virginia's Missing Persons
    The Washington Post
    The Post-Tribune