LA - Lucy Heard, 36, New Orleans, 1 January 2017

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  1. los2188

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  3. NolaHeart

    NolaHeart New Member

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    I am so confused by the lack of attention, news, searches, "missing" pages and information on this case. I am a local and it is so bizarre. I knew her many years ago but haven't seen her in years.
     
  4. 806mom

    806mom Active Member

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    So nothing is being said locally? Does she have family?
     
  5. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    Welcome NolaHeart. I'm so sorry to hear about Lucy being missing but glad you are here. Can you tell us a little about Lucy please, if you are able. Maybe a bit of background info will help us sleuth her case.
     
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    Sorry to quote myself, but I did see where a cousin had shared her missing poster when she first went missing.

    There really isn't much info about her - at all - out there.
     
  7. KayElJay

    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    From following many missing persons cases here on WS, I've noticed that New Orleans in general and the NOPD are notoriously horrible when it comes to providing updates on missing persons cases. I am quite sure that many of their missing have been located, however, no updates were ever provided.

    There have also been a few bungled missing person investigations from New Orleans that come to mind. The most notable, in my mind at least, being the disappearance and death of Shade Sanguis. (http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/missing-la-man-unidentified-morgue-5-weeks-article-1.2458397)

    That doesn't really help us much in regards to Lucy's case though, just an observation.
     
  8. mpnola

    mpnola Well-Known Member

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    This is very very very true. They are actually quite good at getting the word out about people missing. They are horrible with follow up. I think partially because many come here, get lost in the sauce and return back home. They might not notify the police they are ok or might notify, but since they have not physically seen them, they can't clear it. I always take a quick look around social media to see if the person is posting or if family members are looking. When family members are going about there business as usual, I usually assume it is no longer urgent. Thanks for pointing that out! It is definitely a pet peeve of mine. The actual missing get lost in the mix of the many who have gone "missing", if only just for a moment of fun!
     
  9. Bellember

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    I have tried getting in touch with NOPD 5th District multiple times with no luck. As of two days ago, it was confirmed that Lucy is still missing (according to Lucy's mom). So... please be on the lookout for her!
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Teche Active Member

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    Re:Nola crime...I hope the attorney general can truly help. He's from my area. He loves attention and has his eyes on being governor.
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Good! If that is what it takes, so be it. He's really putting the screws to Landrieu and the NOPD.
     
  14. NolaHeart

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    There was one initial "Missing Person" report put out to the local news, and that is it. It had VERY little information. Apparently her mom still lives here. There is no facebook page, no posts, nothing. With so many ways to reach the public these days, I find it so bizarre. Lucy is apparently active online and has a facebook page. (I went to middle school with her but have not had contact in 20 years)
     
  15. NolaHeart

    NolaHeart New Member

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    "I have tried getting in touch with NOPD 5th District multiple times with no luck. As of two days ago, it was confirmed that Lucy is still missing (according to Lucy's mom). So... please be on the lookout for her!" -
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    Thanks for the update Belle. I am so sad at the lack of attention, assuming she does want to be found. Do you know if there was a history of this? Any chance Lucy does not want to be found? I only ask because of the lack of public attention/facebook posts/missing page, etc...

    ( I didn't do this reply right - but I will learn how to do this!)
     
  16. mpnola

    mpnola Well-Known Member

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    I agree. It is quite strange that there has been nothing mentioned anywhere about her missing! Unfortunately, as Kay mentioned earlier, New Orleans is a place where many go "missing" and show back up. The consequence of that is that people who are actually missing need someone who is keeping the police, the public, the community informed that the person is still missing. As you have said, no one seems to be doing that for her. Possibly, her mother doesn't know what to do or believes that once she reported her missing, the police will be actively involved. That is sadly not exactly true. They kind of need some reminders that this person is still missing. She also might think what you said- that she might be voluntarily missing and doesn't want to create a panic, if she is just an adult who decides to do her thing for a while. I am glad someone who knows her is showing interest. It might be a good idea to reach out to her mother and ask her if she needs help or has any information, as you knew her growing up.

    And you are doing great! Under each person's posts says reply with quote. If you click that, the original post will show up for you to respond to. I hope that helps.
     
  17. Bellember

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    Not sure NolaHeart - Like you, I went to school with Lucy (high school) but have not had contact with her since. A mutual friend is the one that was able to get in touch with Lucy's mom... I'll see if she can find out more.

    In regards to the recovered homicide, that is very sad. Does anyone know if there was a description given for the woman they found??
     
  18. BayouBelle_LA

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    The only description I've seen is that the woman found is possibly in her 40's. It's not a big stretch between 36 and an estimate of 40's. Hopefully LE has looked into Lucy as a possibility and ruled it out.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/01/stocking_tied_around_neck_of_w.html
     
  19. EmmaliLucia

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    Woof. I sure do hope so. I work in the service industry and we are having the slowest carnival season in a decade. No one wants to vacation in the murder capital of the US.

    Now back to the topic. Have they still not identified the body in Bayou St. John or are they just keeping her name a secret from the journalists?
     
  20. mpnola

    mpnola Well-Known Member

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    Lucy is at the bottom of my subscription list. Sadly, I cannot find any updates for her. SIgh...

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