View Full Version : CANADA Canada - Lisa Leona Maas, 22, Woodford ON, 17 July 1988
Date Of Birth: March 16, 1966
Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'10"; 96-97 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark-blonde, straight, shoulder length hair; hazel eyes. 3 piercings in each ear. Thin build; fair complexion. Sometimes wears glasses.
Tattoos: She has a mouse tattoo on her left shoulder.
Clothing: She was last seen wearing blue jeans, white running shoes and a light blue sweatshirt with Mickey Mouse embossed on the front.
Medical Conditions: She was 5 months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Maas was last seen on July 17, 1988, after leaving a party in Woodford. Her car was found two days later stuck in mud on a bush road about 10 kilometers away. Searches failed to turn up any clues.
It’s just a matter of time. It could be next week. It could be next year. It could be 10 years from now. Eventually, the police and the public are going to know what took place that weekend.”
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Dan Rajsic, lead police investigator into the Lisa Maas case, speaking to The Sun Times one year after she went missing in 1988.
After years of searching, police have zeroed in on a single suspect in the mysterious disappearance of Lisa Maas almost 20 years ago.
Originally there were seven suspects in the case, which badly unsettled area residents in the summer of 1988. Now, the list of suspects has been reduced to a single name by detectives of the OPP’s historical investigations unit.
Though they can’t as yet identify the suspect, police say it is someone Maas knew.
“It makes it more palatable for everybody when strangers are involved,” said Det.-Const. Andre Bayard, a detective with the cold case squad.
“Everybody wants to believe the bogey man’s out there and be wary. Well you know, I’ve been doing this job over 30 years . . . and the bogeyman is usually somebody you know.”
Last Updated: 6th November 2009, 2:12am
Police long ago narrowed the list of suspects in the 1988 disappearance of Lisa Leona Maas to one person. But without a body or other evidence of a killing, they can't prove their suspicions, Maule said...
...Before heading to the party, she left her car at a friend's place. She and her friends got to the party about 3 a.m. on July 17. She later got a ride back to her vehicle. Later that Sunday, it was found stuck in the mud, the doors and trunk open, but it wasn't reported to police for two days.
10-28-2010, 06:27 PM
OPP Return to Site of Previous Search
Linked to Lisa Maas Disappearance
(GREY COUNTY, ON.) – Members of an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigative team have returned to a residential property in Owen Sound today (October 28, 2010) to search for evidence linked to the 1988 disappearance of Lisa Leona MAAS.
The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Unsolved Homicide Investigation Team utilized ground penetrating radar (GPR) to search the same property situated on 3rd Ave. East in Owen Sound on October 13, 2010. The data accumulated in that search combined with additional information has led investigators to return to the site today.
The owner of the property being searched and current occupants are not persons of interest in the case.
Today’s search is part of an extensive ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Lisa Leona MASS who was last seen in the former Sydenham Township (Municipality of Meaford) on July 17, 1988. Her vehicle, a green 1976 Plymouth, was found stuck on an unimproved township road allowance near the hamlet of Annan two days later.
The OPP CIB Unsolved Homicide Investigation Team will be assisted with today’s search by members of the OPP Urban Search and Rescue Unit (USAR) and an OPP Forensic Identification Unit.
The investigation to date, currently under the direction of OPP CIB Detective Inspector Ian MAULE, has involved numerous searches and hundreds of interviews.
Any person having information regarding the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Lisa MAAS should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or (705) 329-6111, or their nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
More information on this case and other unsolved OPP investigations may be found on the forces website at www.OPP.ca.
03-31-2015, 01:47 PM
Anthony Ringel (http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2014/03/27/ringel-remains-in-jail-on-murder-charge)appears to have grown up in Chesley, Ontario, born 1968. Not sure where he went to high school.
--approximately 1 hour from where Lois Hanna went missing in Kincardine, Ontario, July 3 1988 (25, brown curly hair, 5'4, 119lbs, never found)
--approximately 1 hour from where Lisa Maas went missing in Woodford, Ontario, July 17 1988 (22, dark blonde, shoulder length straight hair, 4'10, 96lbs, never found) *her parents lived south of Chatsworth, about 30min from Chesley
--approximately 20 minutes from where Christine Harron went missing in Hanover, Ontario, May 18 1993 (15, brown curly hair, 5'5, 110lbs, never found)
--approximately 1 hour from where Mistie Murray went missing in Goderich, Ontario, May 31 1995 (16, brown curly hair, 5'3-5'4, 115lbs, never found)
04-02-2015, 06:00 PM
Not sure how that would sit with a global audience, but as someone who grew up in the area and knows that this is a basically a collection of villages in a relatively remote area, I would say this is strange.
04-02-2015, 09:46 PM
I'd somehow ruled it out due to the perp's level of sophistication, though due to Mistie Murray's case, and just living there, I know that (unfortunately) some LE and related bureaucracy are primitive (to say the least..potentially even counteractive, one of the main investigators, who'd suggested for years that Mistie's father was molesting her, was tried in court for similar charges). To sum it up, LE isn't the sharpest tool in the shed here. Here, if you can't...be a cop.
It may be a stretch, or not, that all of these cases are ignored due to negligence. Mistie Murray's was an obvious flub, as well as Christine Harron's...only a few thousand people adverse to it in a remote place in cottage country, with some police chiefs due for retirement...hohumm...
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