Friday, March 12, 2010

Buried Beneath the Lies – You’ll find me: Lisa Doe

My mother loved to sing to me. If I close my eyes really tight and think hard, I remember. I remember being in one room and her in another; separated by a child guard, she would sing so heavenly that it would ease my discomfort of her not holding me.

That was one of only a couple of memories I have from my early years. See my mother, she would never hold me again. I would never hear her sing again. We didn’t share our lives together.

Sometime in the early to mid 1960s, I was ripped away from my security. The peace, joy, and comfort I had with my mother were replaced with years of deceit, confusion, fear, and terror. Sure, I was given three squares a day like any inmate would receive. There was a roof over my head and clothes on my back, but it was never home. Not my home. I was abducted.

I long for the day I can go home. It’s been over forty-five years, but my desire is as strong now as it was when I was torn from my mother’s love.

The name Lisa is of a pretend friend of mine from childhood. Why Lisa? Could Lisa be my name? The difference in my story is that I’m living, breathing, and desperately seeking to find my way home. Can you help me?

I could have been from anywhere in the United States --East Coast or West Coast--or Canada. Anywhere is possible.

Here is what I look like today, my stats:

Age: (approx) 49
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'9"

Birthmarks/ scars: scar on inside lower right leg

Health conditions: Asthma, allergies, tooth with no adult tooth underneath, high blood pressure, diabetes

Other: Freckles

Do you know anyone else who looks like this, or looked like this? I’m looking for my mother. Maybe there’s a sister or aunt who are also searching for a stolen child from the ’60s? I want to find my way home. You can help me do this? Please circulate this to every person you know in this world. I believe that the right person at the right time will see this and know who I am. They can tell me. I can find my way home.

If you are the person who knows me, please contact:

Can You Identify Me?
Rebel J. Morris, Executive Director

Note from Can You Identify Me: The above story you just read is not fictional. This person is not deceased. This person is alive and looking for her family. She contacted Can You Identify Me? to place her story in this unique setting. The information about this case has been verified with NCMEC and a private investigator handling the case. If you have any information pertaining to the true identity of this woman, please contact Can You Identify Me? and I’ll pass it along. Thank You

UPDATE: Ruled Out Cases:
Elizabeth Ann Gill, Diane Prevost & Kathleen Ann Shea

update posted August 19, 2010

UPDATE: IMAGE of what her mother might have looked like in the 1960's.


Angylee Parrott said...

What a heartbreaking story. I pray you will find your family. No child should have to go thru that, and no adult should have to wonder where their family is.

RJ said...

Hi Angylee,

Thank you for visiting the blog and your kind comments. Your comments have been forwarded to Lisa Doe.

Rebel J. Morris

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. If you hear of any families looking for their children from around that time please keep me in mind. I will continue to search! One day my hope is to find my way home!

With Love

RJ said...


Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving your thoughts. I'd love to chat with you further. Can you drop me an email to

Rebel J. Morris
Cold Case Blogger

Teresa Gualtieri said...

Elizabeth Ann Gill missing age 2 you look like her baby picture to me anyway good luck

wilymo said...

I pray you find your mom. I am so sorry for what you had to endure. You were a beautiful child and your mom knows, somehow, that you are out there and she is waiting.

Anonymous said...

I pray you find your home and your closure. There is a world full of people hoping and praying right along with you. Never give up, miracles happen in the everyday!


Lisa DeSherlia said...

I hope & pray that this person can find her family before it's too late. THere's a person (s) who can make this lady's dream come true because they have information that can re-unite her with the. And may God lead tthem straight to this site where they can read her story and, armed with their information, have the moral courage to come forward with the truth.

Unknown said...

Prayers for this beautiful lady that she will someday re unite with her family.

Anonymous said...

I pray you find your Mom, and mend to broken hearts to become one again.

RJ said...

The following words are from Lisa Doe to all of you:

"Thanks so much! It was nice to see the kind words. I have received so much support from people! Thanks for all of your support it means a lot!"

Melanie said...

I want to say that I am truly sorry for what happened to you, how far back do your memories go? How do you know you were abducted? And what do the people that raised you say or have said about the situation? It's so hard to imagine that this can happen to someone but unfortunately it has. I have been looking on the Doe Network and I see a couple of possibility's, I do see who was ruled out as far as a possible match so its not them. Let me know how things are.
Sincerely, Melanie

Anonymous said...

lisa doe,

u look like this girl... is this u?

RJ said...

Hello Anonymous,

Thank you so much for carrying about Lisa and trying to help her find her identity. However, please note the ruled out potential children at the bottom of the post. Elizabeth is among the posted ruled out submissions.

Rebel J. Morris
Can You Identify Me

Anonymous said...


Yea sorry about that I posted that and then read the full thing. Kind of silly of me I know.

RJ said...

No worries -- it's good to know that people care enough to try. That really does speak volumes. Thank you for caring enough to try! Your time is valued and appreciated.

All My Best,
Rebel J. Morris
Can You Identify Me

Anonymous said...

I agree that you look like Elizabeth Ann Gill!! The age matches as well.

Nicki said...

This story makes me very sad - I really hope someone can help you get back home. I can't imagine what you've gone through. Good luck to you (and to those searching for answers)!

Anonymous said... Looks close to me

Anonymous said...

What a heartbreaking story. I hope you find your mother and that your story has a happy ending.

sarah andrews said...

Did someone look into Judith Elwell? I know Judith had brown eyes but why not look into it anyways! Judith was kidnapped from Oklahoma City Ok during the 1960s at 5 years old. She has a brother still alive. At least rule it out with DNA! Your story touched me!!! I am a mommy and if my child was kidnapped I would be heartbroken!! God bless you! I hope you find your real family!! Also please look into the site called NamUs. It has many missing cases where family have submitted DNA into the database! Maybe they can find your family!!
-Sarah Andrews

Unknown said...

Has there been any new information on this case?