Missing Rita Lorraine Jolly new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Rita Lorraine Jolly

Rita, approximate date 1973

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 29, 1973 from West Linn, Oregon

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: December 6, 1955 Age at disappearance: 17 years old

Weight and Height: 5'6, 130 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Rita previously fractured her lower left leg and the injury didn't heal properly. As a result, she walks with an uneven gait. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown Pendleton shirt, blue jeans or army fatigue pants, and low-cut blue sneakers with buckskin heels.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Rita left her residence on Horton Road in West Linn, Oregon at 7:15 p.m. on June 29, 1973 to go for a walk. She never returned. She was last seen between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. that day, walking uphill on Sunset Avenue. Rita has never been heard from again.
Rita may have been a victim of the serial killer Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy. A photograph of Bundy is posted below this case summary. He was executed in Florida in 1989. He is a suspect in scores of murders, mainly from the Pacific Northwest, though he was convicted only of killing three females in Florida. He confessed to many deaths prior to his execution. Bundy is believed to be responsible for the disappearances of Nancy Baird, Ann Marie Burr, Lynette Culver, Julie Cunningham, Susan Curtis, Georgeann Hawkins, Vicki Hollar, Debra Kent, Donna Manson, Denise Oliverson, and Nancy Wilcox and many other women. The women continue to be listed as missing persons. Their remains have never been recovered. It is worth noting that Bundy did not confess to Rita's murder before his death, but he is considered a suspect in many deaths and disappearances he did not claim responsiblity for.
Rita's disappearance remains unsolved, as her body was not found and Bundy was never charged or confessed to her murder. Foul play is suspected in her case. She was a junior at West Linn High School in 1973.

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