Laurie Jean “Loriella” Depies

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Laurie Jean “Loriella” Depies

Wisconsin, USA
Death unknown
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 182465787 · View Source
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Laurie Jean Depies is the Daughter of Mark Depies and Mary Mollen Wegner. She disappeared on August 19, 1992 from her boyfriend's apartment parking lot in Menasha, Wisconsin. She was 20 years old. Although there has been a confession to abducting and murdering her, Laurie's whereabouts are still unknown. The person who confessed is in a Butner, North Carolina jail serving life for the murder of a 15 year old Illinois girl who was found in an Indiana cornfield. That individual has not been charged in Laurie Depies disappearance since there is no evidence to link him nor a body.


Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992

Early afternoon: Depies, a 20-year-old Appleton woman, reports for work at Graffiti store at Fox River Mall in Grand Chute.
3:00 p.m.: Takes work break.
6:00 p.m.: Takes dinner break.
7:00 p.m.: Picks up a ring from a mall jewelry store she bought for her boyfriend.
9:00 p.m.: Closes store with co-worker.
9:50 p.m.: Depies and co-worker lock store and walk to their cars in the Fox River Mall parking lot.
9:55-10:00 p.m.: Last known sighting of Depies as she drives east on College Avenue and her co-worker drives south on U.S. 41.
10:15 p.m.: Depies 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit pulls into parking lot at 310 W. Wilson Avenue in the Town of Menasha (now known as the village of Fox Crossing). Her boyfriend, his sister and their friend recall hearing the loud muffler on Depies’ car.
10:18-10:20 P.M.: The search for Depies begins when they look out from the balcony of the apartment and see her car, but not Depies. She never made it to the apartment.
11:45 p.m.: Depies’ boyfriend calls the Town of Menasha Police Department to report her as a missing person.
(Sources: Post-Crescent archives, Town of Menasha Police Department)


The Laurie Depies case is still OPEN. If you have any information to share about the disappearance of Laurie Depies,no matter how small you think it might be, CALL the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation at 1-920-751-4180.


"In loving memory of granddaughter Laurie J. Depies, Daughter of Mary Mollon Wegner & Mark Depies. Born Sept. 17, 1971 - Abducted Aug. 19, 1992. WE SEARCH FOR YOU STILL."

Gravesite Details Memorial enscribed on grandparents grave marker in Chilton, Wisconsin.


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