Vigil marks 1 year since Lisa Stone vanished

Lisa Stone
Lisa Stone

Today marks the one year since the disappearance of gay Dallas woman Lisa Stone. Stone’s friend Tina Wiley writes on the Looking for Lisa Stone website:

Today is the memorial vigil marking the one year anniversary of Lisa’s disappearance. I am preparing my speech, but having a hard time focusing. I just feel numb…so many vigils, spanning all 4 year…and still we are holding vigils and searching for answers…we are still Looking for Lisa.

How many prayers will we pray? How many tears will we shed? How many days still to search? How many times will we rally together and cry out for justice for Lisa? Sometimes I grow so weary. I never dreamed this would take so long … that justice would not be swift and fair. But, this is the reality … there are no sure answers … no known conclusions … no signs of Lisa. Justice for Lisa eludes us still today.

Today I am unsure of many things..but, one thing I am certain … that we will continue to pray … we will continue to cry … we will continue to search … and we will continue to rally together and cry out for justice! We began this mission a year ago … and we will see it through no matter how long it takes. Lisa deserves nothing less.

The vigil is from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Lake Park, at 421 Gross Road in Mesquite.

—  John Wright

UPDATED: Missing woman’s partner taken into custody

A flier that’s being distributed by Lisa Stone’s friends.

UPDATE: To read our full story, go here.

Original post:

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.

—  John Wright