Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On Dec. 4, 1974, beautiful 17-year-old blonde hair blue-eyed Laurie Partridge, left Joel E. Ferris High School about 12:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. She had cramps and wanted to leave early. With no one available to give her a ride, she decided to walk the two-plus miles to her house in the 5400 block of S. Custer Street, where she lived with her parents and five younger siblings.
She was reported missing after she failed to show up at home> or for work that night at Lincoln Heights Theater. She was last seen walking south on Havana St. between 43rd and 49th Avenues.
Laurie had two general seating Beach Boys concert tickets scheduled for Dec. 9, 1974 (that her father had bought her) in her purse at the time of her abduction, later it was discovered that the tickets were used. But authorities were unable to determine who used them.
br> Laurie was engaged to a 20-year-old man and they had planned to pick out engagement rings. They were in love and planned on having many children. At school she worked for the high school newspaper and was on the drill team. Her family had previously lived in Fountain Valley, California and she was born in Santa Monica, California. Laurie was very much loved by her family and when she was abducted it tore her family apart.
Family DNA has been submitted to build a genetic profile in hope of identifying her. Several potential suspects were questioned by detectives; including serial killer Ted Bundy. All were ruled out.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Spokane County Sheriff
Detective Mike Ricketts
Family of Laurie Partridge
Laurie Partridge Missing Facebook Page