The Trail Went Cold – Episode 259 – Laurie Depies

August 19, 1992. Menasha, Wisconsin. After leaving her workplace, 20-year old Laurie Depies drives to her boyfriend’s apartment complex and parks her car before she vanishes without a trace. Even though witnesses heard her vehicle pull into the lot, they do not report hearing or seeing anything unusual and the only evidence is a cup of soda left on top of the car’s roof. Eighteen years later, a convicted kidnapper named Larry DeWayne Hall confesses to abducting and murdering Laurie, but a search for her remains turns up nothing and no corroborating evidence is found to support his story. Was Larry DeWayne Hall actually responsible for Laurie Depies’ disappearance or could she have been abducted and harmed by someone she knew? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the unsolved disappearance of a young woman who seemingly vanished into thin air during a very narrow window of time.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Menasha Police Department at (920) 720-7109

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.