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    Posted February 15, 2011 by
    Spokane, Washington
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    Laurie Partridge Missing Since 1974


    1974, the Beach Boys, engagement rings, boyfriends, the drill team and high school newspaper, all things on the mind of 17 year old Laurie Partridge when she left school early on the afternoon of December 4.  Not feeling well,  she started  walking the two mile journey home, but she never made it.


    According to media reports, Laurie was a typical, adjusted teenager with no cause to run away from home, her parents, family and boyfriend.  She was looking forward to so much, including an upcoming  concert starring the Beach Boys.   Laurie is the oldest of five siblings, all from a close knit family that had recently moved from California to Spokane, WA.  Although she wasn’t happy about the move, she seemed to adjust to her new surroundings and new friends.  All of this was disregarded when she was reported missing and authorities considered her just another runaway teen, categorizing her into a low priority and hesitating to intensely investigate her case.


    A few detectives attended the Beach Boys concert to watch for Laurie, but they didn’t see her in the crowd.  Later they found out that someone entered the concert using the tickets purchased for Laurie, but because they didn’t expend enough manpower, they don’t know who the persons that used the tickets were.  A few suspects were consequently questioned, including serial killer Ted Bundy, but, still, no information on the whereabouts of Laurie Partridge.


    After 37 years remaining family members are still searching for clues.  Years of investigations, vigils, holidays lost and memories fading have all but relegated Laurie Partridge to cold case status.  However, the other side of the coin is that in the last 37 years so much has happened within the world of those who care about finding missing persons.


    We are seeing interest growing and with the advent of the internet, information and pictures can reach thousands with lightening speed.  We have seen many legitimate, honorable organizations  come about that are professionally trained to work along side of law enforcement agencies to help solve cases, find the missing or remains and give families peace.  We have seen the creation of legislation and national databases which can cross reference information and match missing persons information with unidentified remains, and volunteer advocates which fill in the gap and serve the families.


    Although Laurie Partridge’s mother passed without knowing what happened to her daughter, there is always hope that remaining family members will be able to be successful in fulfilling the mission of bringing Laurie home



    Date Missing: Dec. 4, 1974......

    DOB: May 31, 1957

    From: Spokane, Washington Age Missing: 17 ....

    Age Now: 53

    Race: Caucasian/ white Hair Color: Blonde ....

    Eye Color: Blue Height: 5'0" ....

    Weight: 110 lbs


    Last seen: Last seen walking home from school at 37th & Havana Streets on Spokane's South Hill.


    A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the resolution of Laurie's disappearance, the reward is being offered by Officials of the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation.


    ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CONTACT (You may remain anonymous)

    Spokane Crime Check (509) 456-2233

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

    The Tip Line at (509) 242-TIPS

    NamUs #MP6496  https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/6496/0/ http://peasintheirpods.com


    Please join Peas In Their Pods as they welcome Kimberly Partridge Carroll to their radio show on Sunday evening, February 20 at 8pm ET on BlogTalk Radio.  Listen to the discussion about Laurie, learn about who she is and what she means to a family that misses her daily.



    FACEBOOK Page dedicated to Laurie Partridge: http://www.facebook.com/LauriePartridgeMissing




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