Sandra Suzzane Shapiro Laplace
Laplace, approximately 1974
Date reported missing : 05/01/1974
Missing location (approx) :
Hull Bay, Virgin Islands
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/22/1946 (74)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly pants and a sleeveless top.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Laplace's ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Laplace was last seen in Hull Bay, Virgin Islands on May 1, 1974. She drove away from her home that evening, after telling her husband she could not manAge at the time of disappearance: their two young children, and never returned. Her car was found abandoned by the road just a short distance from her home; the purse and keys were missing and there were no indications of foul play.
Laplace was reportedly carrying a substantial amount of cash at the time of her disappearance, enough to leave the Virgin Islands, but checks at the local airport and the Antilles Airports turned up no one who had seen her. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
The missing persons file for Laplace was accidentally destroyed after her disappearance. A new report has been made. Laplace's family believes she left of her own accord because she missed her old life back in New York; they would like to be reunited with her.
Other information and links : ncy
Virgin Islands Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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