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    NJ - Lisa McBride, 27, Vernon Township, 23 June 1990

    Lisa McBride, 27, of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Township, N.J. She was last seen alive June 23, 1990, as she walked into her house. Her skeleton was found Oct. 6, 1990, in Sandyston Township, N.J., near the Delaware River.

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    I was hanging around Vernon, NJ at this time and I've wondered about this case since the day the missing flyers went up. Nothing huh?

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    I always had the impression - based on where the body was found - that the perp was from out the 739 area. He didn't know Sussex co to well. Ironically Lisa's brother had a house up 739 so I thought it may have been a neighbor from that area.

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    Lisa McBride cold case

    Quote Originally Posted by apearn View Post
    I always had the impression - based on where the body was found - that the perp was from out the 739 area. He didn't know Sussex co to well. Ironically Lisa's brother had a house up 739 so I thought it may have been a neighbor from that area.
    What makes you think the perp didn't know Sussex County to well?

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    Is there any information on this case online? I can't seem to find anything. All of my searches are coming back with a Lisa McBride Harper that was murdered but I can't find any information on Lisa McBride.
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    What makes you think the perp didn't know Sussex County to well?
    He chose a very easy spot to dump her. Within 5 miles of that spot is probably 100 better areas to conceal a body that would also not have been trampled on when hunting season began - which is how she was found, by a deer hunter.

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    Here are brief (partial) articles from archives re: Lisa Marie McBride.

    http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives

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    are you able to copy and paste that article? the link won't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apearn View Post
    are you able to copy and paste that article? the link won't work.
    The link works.

    If you want to read the articles in full length, then you must subscribe and pay for each individual news article. I am not a subscriber, so I just copied and pasted the free part of the stories. It was the only news info on this old case that I could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apearn View Post
    He chose a very easy spot to dump her. Within 5 miles of that spot is probably 100 better areas to conceal a body that would also not have been trampled on when hunting season began - which is how she was found, by a deer hunter.

    Unless the killer wanted her to br found. It seems to me that some killers want the publicity?


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    I was not aware that the spot Lisa's body was recovered from was easy or obvious. My understanding is that it was a fairly remote area. It's a shame the authorities could not push their investigation a little harder. I suppose the dna technology was not yet evolved in 1990. I think the person(s) responsible for her death will be caught.

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    Lisa mentioned in this article from last year, sounds like the police have a lot of info and the case is still open, tho I doubt it in anyway active.


    Few who lived here at the time can forget the case of Lisa McBride, the popular and well-liked 27-year-old woman who lived in Highland Lakes. An executive secretary at a local bank, she was last seen alive on June 27, 1990, when she had gone out to a concert with friends and never returned. The exhaustive search for the missing woman consumed the citizens of Sussex County for months in the summer and fall of that year. Local and State Police and the F.B.I. worked the case, and over 400 people were interviewed and 850 leads followed, all to no avail.

    Sadly, the search for Lisa McBride ended on Oct. 6, 1990, when a passing hunter found her naked and decomposed body, nearly a skeleton, in the woods way out near the Old Mine Road in Sandyston Township. Forensics indicated that she had likely died the night she disappeared. No cause of death has ever been revealed No arrest or conviction was ever made in the case, which remains open and active. Lisa McBride's case fills two filing cabinets at the County prosecutor's office.

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    I don't know when this article was written and you might have to do a google search to read it if the link doesn't go directly there.


    "Police still search for McBride killer, case dates back to 1990"

    http://www.njherald.com/story/135373...s-back-to-1990

    George McBride regrets that his daughter's killer was never found but he and his wife appreciate everyone's efforts. They are glad their daughter's case is still being investigated, but they have not set their hopes too high.

    "We don't feel it's going to be solved after all these years but you never know," Norma McBride said.

    Despite the loss of their daughter, her presence is still with the family, especially during holiday gatherings. "Lisa's not here, but we're thinking of her," Norma McBride said. "She's definitely not a forgotten person."


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    "Lisa McBride murder case still open after 25 years"

    http://www.njherald.com/story/294248...after-25-years


    Last week marked the 25th anniversary of Lisa's disappearance and death. As a detective involved in the case from the beginning, I wrote this letter to remind the public that members of law enforcement have not given up on this case.

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    Hello all. I am new to Websleuths, but I grew up in Vernon and remember this case well. My opinion has always been that whoever kidnapped and killed Ms. McBride knew the area well and took the most direct route from Highland Lakes to Pike County, PA. If he dumped her body in a convenient area, I think it is because he was in a hurry. Having already spent some time in her home (she was seen entering the house) and then driving all the way across Sussex County, the killer probably wanted to get rid of her body ASAP. As he neared the Dingmans Bridge, which has an attendant 24 hours a day, he would have wanted to get rid of the body so the attendant would not see it. I wonder if the investigators ever interviewed the person who was working the bridge crossing the night she went missing...

    Since nearly the entire population of this area in the early 1990s was Caucasian, I would guess the killer was a Caucasian male. The cause of death has never been published, but I would be curious to know whether this was more likely a very "personal" killing (e.g., up close, such as strangulation) or less personal (like a gunshot). I would also wonder whether there may have been rage involved, such as multiple stab wounds, that might indicate a personal connection between victim and perpetrator.

    Lisa McBride was abducted from her home in Vernon (Highland Lakes area) in the early hours of Sunday, June 24, 1990. Highland Lakes is a community with a lot of houses that are pretty close together, so the odds of someone "randomly" choosing her house are slim. Therefore, I think this person may have been watching Ms. McBride and/or watching her house over a period of time. It's possible that she walked in on a robbery in progress. Since she was killed and transported about 30 miles, her killer must have had a car nearby. I don't know the specific location of her home, but it is possible that she was in one of the more rural parts of Highland Lakes, and a car could be parked nearby without being seen.

    I'm not in law enforcement or in any way a "professional" at this sort of thing, so the above is just my speculation based on my knowledge of the area and what I have read about this case and logically deduced.
    Last edited by NJEverCurious; 12-12-2016 at 03:34 PM.

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