Penny Dawn Lease
Lease, approximately 1989
Date reported missing : 06/02/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/03/1965 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Gym clothes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Lease has freckles. Her ears are pierced and she has a four-inch scar on the inside of her upper right arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lease was last seen leaving the Omni Fitness Center in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois on June 2, 1989. She was with a male companion. She has never been heard from again.
Foul play is suspected in Lease's case. She resided in Rantoul, Illinois at the time of her disappearance. She was declared legally dead in 1996, but her disappearance remains unsolved.
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Urbana Police Department
Champaign Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Illinois State Police
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October 12, 2004. May 15, 2010; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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