JOAN LEIGH HALL
Vanished Sept. 30, 1983
Joan Leigh Hall was a 17-year-old Warrenton High School senior when she vanished. Her nickname is Joanie.
|Age-progressed photograph showing how Joan Hall might look today. Courtesy of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.|
Hall was last seen around 2 p.m. Sept. 30, 1983, walking on Main Street in Warrenton, Oregon. She was last seen at the Mini-Mart by a boy who gave her a ride from the high school. She told the boy she was going to buy a soft drink and walk the half-mile to Warrenton Grade School, where she helped her aunt, a third-grade teacher. She never showed.
Police from several agencies found no sign of the teen, despite exhaustive searches and interviews, including following up hunches from psychics. Authorities suspected foul play.
Hall was a member of an Explorer post sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office and was elected its president the night before her disappearance.
When last seen, she was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, blue jacket and white and maroon sneakers. She was carrying a blue and white backpack and a brown purse. At the time, she was 5-foot-6, weighed 120 pounds and had brown hair. Her ears are pierced.
Anyone with information is asked to call the
Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 325-8635.