UPDATE: To read our full story, go here.
A woman described as a longtime member of the Dallas gay and lesbian community has been missing since June 4, and her friends suspect foul play.
Lisa Stone, 51, was last seen by neighbors near her home in the 3300 block of Truxillo Drive, her friends say. They suspect foul play because all of Stone’s personal belongings were left behind, including her purse and pets.
Dallas Voice received an e-mail from one of Stone’s friends, Carla Watts, earlier this week.
“We’re afraid that a wrong has been committed against her and we’re just wanting to find her and help her,” Watts wrote. “We have a profile page set up on Facebook with over 350 members, friends, colleagues. We’ve contacted the Dallas Police Department who have agreed to open a missing person’s file. We’re beginning to distribute fliers with Lisa’s photo.”
A spokesman for the Dallas Police Department couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Wednesday night. According to Watts, a story about Stone’s disappearance was set to air on WFAA Channel 8 at 10 p.m.
Stay tuned to Instant Tea and Dallas Voice for more details. To view the Facebook page, go here.
UPDATE: WFAA reported that Stone lived with her partner of 15 years. The TV station contacted Stone’s partner, but she refused comment. The WFAA report also said Dallas police have confirmed that some of Stone’s possessions, including a birth certificate, were found in a Dumpster near her home. Stone reportedly was scheduled to pick up a friend from the airport when she disappeared.