Janet Landry Brice
Brice, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 08/15/1982
Missing location (approx) :
East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/08/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Blue jeans and a white t-shirt with black stripes, gray sleeves and the word "Alaska" printed on the front.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Brice has a tattoo of a flower on the webbing of one of her hands, a scar on her forehead and a scar on one of her knees. She has a bump in the center of her forehead and a bump on the side of her chin.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brice had been at a bar in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 15, 1982, when she met a man whom she told her friends was an old school friend. Brice offered the man a ride home and they left together.
Brice dropped another friend off at her home and continued with the man in the direction of Cedarcrest. She never arrived back at her own apartment.
Brice's Ford Galaxy 500 was found near Belaire High School in East Baton Rouge a few weeks after her disappearance. The keys had been left in the car and different people in the neighborhood had been driving it. There was no sign of her in the car and she has never been heard from again.
The old school friend who accompanied Brice at the time of her disappearance has never been identified. Brice was married at the time of her disappearance, and worked as a barmaid. Her husband was working offshore when she disappeared.
Brice's case is unsolved. She is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected in her disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
East Baton Rouge County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Louisiana Missing Persons
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
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October 12, 2004. February 8, 2010; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.