Missing Michelle Jolene Lakey new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Michelle Jolene Lakey

Top Row and Bottom Left: Michelle, approximate date 1986;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 38 (approximate date 2012)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 26, 1986 from Scranton, Pennsylvania

Type: Non-Family Abduction

Date of Birth: October 21, 1974 Age at disappearance: 11 years old

Weight and Height: 4'9 - 5'0, 80 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown to blonde hair, brown eyes. Michelle had long fingernails at the time of her 1986 disappearance. Her nicknames are Boozer and Boo. She goes by her middle name, Jolene; some agencies refer to her as Jolene Michelle Lakey or spell her name "Michele." Jolene had a small, slight build at the time of her disappearance and looked much younger than her age. She wore children's size 14 clothes and size 8 shoes in 1986. Her female family members are all short, and Jolene may be also. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt with purple trim and a tie front, dark blue sweatpants, and brown sandals with straps.

Medical Conditions: Jolene has a long history of illnesses, particularly pneumonia, and may still be susceptible.

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


Jolene visited her mother at Mercy Hospital (now closed) in their hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1986. She was last seen walking on north Washington Avenue towards her home, which was in the 1300 block of that street. She was planning on spending the night at a female friend's house on Myrtle Street. Jolene may have entered an unidentified light yellow car approximately one block from her family's residence. She has never been seen again. Authorities believe she was abducted by a non-family member.
Frank Osellanie is considered a possible suspect in Jolene's case. He was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering a nine-year-old Scranton girl in 1990 and has been in prison ever since. He is considered a person of interest in several other cases, including the 1978 disappearance of Joanne Williams. Osellanie admitted to knowing Jolene and said she sometimes visited his auto shop and he gave her rides home. He maintains his innocence in her disappearance, however, and investigators are not sure whether he was involved.
Jolene's parents are divorced; she had not seen her father for three years prior to her disappearance and he was not notified of her abduction for seven months afterwards. Her mother moved away from Scranton shortly after her disappearance and now lives in Oxford, New York. Jolene's case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.
Pennsylvania State Police
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A. Justine Lakey