Left: Laronda circa, 1982
Right: Age Progressed to age 57
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: November 19, 1982
Missing From: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: September 9, 1964
Age: 18 years old
Height and Weight: 5’6″ and 120 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Female, Black hair, Brown eyes, Laronda was said to be between 3 to 6 months pregnant in 1982, she has scars on the back of her neck and on her chin, her ears are both pierced twice, Laronda might use the alias date of birth of July 29th 1964, her nickname is “Bird” and she might use the alias “Michelle Marie Hall”
NCMEC Number: 997233
Details of Disappearance
Laronda was last seen in Portland, Oregon on November 19th 1982. She called her sister who lived in the area at the time and reportedly told her that she was heading to her residence. However, Laronda never arrived to her sister’s home as planned and was never seen or heard from again. Her family become worried about her and filed a missing persons report when she never contacted anyone in her family again.
Laronda’s sister has been actively looking for her missing sister since 1982 and she spoke with witnesses who saw her heading to her sisters house that day. Several people saw her walking on Unión Avenue (now known as Martin Luther King Street), where it intersects with Russell Street. One witness reported that she observed Laronda enter a truck with an unidentified Caucasian male.
The report that she got into vehicle haven’t been confirmed but it’s been theorized that she might’ve fallen victim to a serial killer at the time. She was known to be a prostitute at the time of her disappearance and speculation has lead people to believe this had something to do with her disappearance but it’s unclear if this is indeed true.
At the time of her disappearance, Laronda was known to enjoy dancing and crafting. She was from Los Angeles, California since she was born there but she eventually moved to Portland before her disappearance. Her sister never changed her maiden name after she got married in case Laronda attempted to contact her.
Laronda remains missing and her disappearance is unsolved. Some accounts state she disappeared from a bus stop. Foul play is possible in her case. King County, Washington police are investigating her disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
King County Sheriffs Office 206-296-3111