Missing Richard Emanuel Lawrence new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

Important Notice:  This page only contains basic information that publically available, to view my work on the case during for this year please follow this link.


Missing Richard Emanuel Lawrence

Lawrence, approximate date 1986

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: February 28, 1986 from Tacoma, Washington

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: July 12, 1922 Age at disappearance: 63 years old

Weight and Height: 5'0, 125 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lawrence wears black-rimmed eyeglasses. The right lens is a prescription lens, and the left is plain glass. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black knee-length fur coat, a white shirt, a tie, a black Russian-type hat and size 5 dress shoes.

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


Authorities believe Lawrence may have been trying to get home to Portland and possibly became lost. He had gotten lost driving around Tacoma the day before he vanished, and had gotten lost in his hometown of Portland two weeks prior to that. His wife theorized he picked up a ride from a passing motorist in Vader and was taken out of the area, but a private detective hired by the family believes Lawrence died somewhere within five miles of where he left his car. He was declared legally dead in 1987. His case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.