Launa Merritt
North American Missing Persons Network
Launa Merritt

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Above Images: Merritt; Right: age-progressed to 44 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 22, 1983 from Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 10, 1966
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Launa has a surgical scar
    on her abdomen.
  • Clothing: Launa usually wore jeans and a T-shirt and a brown rabbit
    fur coat, brown boots.
  • AKA: Tina, Colleen, Lisa
  • Case Number: 83-272298

  • Details of Disappearance
    Launa Merritt was last heard from when she telephoned her grandmother early on the morning of February 23, 1983 and told her she was with friends and would be home a little later. Launa said she called from a pay phone at James and Townsend streets. As far as her family knows, the only thing Launa had with her when she disappeared was a grocery bag of clothes. Her makeup and toothbrush were left at home. She didn't have any money with her.

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

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