MP of the week: Lisa Lambert

This week’s featured missing person is fourteen-year-old Lisa Monique Lambert, missing since 1979 from Baltimore. 35 years ago this past week she left home, telling her parents she was going to dance class. It isn’t clear whether she arrived or not, but one account I found says she did. She never returned home. Her brother saw her a few days later; she got into a vehicle and disappeared again. No one’s heard from her since.

It sounds like Lisa might have run away, at least at first, but it’s highly unusual for a runaway to be missing for this long without contact.

Lisa’s stepfather, William Chestnut, died in early 2004; I found his obituary at NewsLibrary. He had nine biological children, plus Lisa, who is listed in his obituary as having survived him. I think Lisa’s mother, Marlene Chestnut, might have died last year. I found an obituary for a woman of that name and the funeral home that handled the service is in Baltimore. I didn’t see a list of survivors, though, so I’m not 100% sure if that’s her.

5 thoughts on “MP of the week: Lisa Lambert

  1. Pamela October 21, 2014 / 11:09 am

    It’s a good chance that that is the mother. Someone (a step-daughter, it seems) left a comment under the obit saying “Ronnie and Lisa were wonderful sisters as well.” It could be coincidence, but the reference to a Lisa fits in the puzzle, too.

  2. Anita B. October 28, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Here is an interesting tidbit, Lisa Lambert’s biological sister Ronna dies October 17, 2001, exactly 22 years to the day after Lisa disappeared.

  3. Anita B. October 31, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    The more I research Lisa Lambert, the more disturbing the picture of her home life becomes. Her mother married a gentleman who had 9 children, one of whom would have been almost 10 years older than Lisa (she was 14 when she disappeared). He was convicted in 2011 of possession of child pornography and sexually abusing a disabled man in his care. Lisa’s missing report says her brother said he last saw her getting into a car. Could it have been this “brother” and was he only saying that to make it seem she was still alive? I am just guessing here, but I don’t have a good feeling about this…

  4. sandra diggs November 13, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Hello that true my aunt passed on July. 29 2013 I am the one you spoke with doing the visit in june if not mistaking I am desperately. Seeking my cousins if there’s any update please. Contact me via email

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