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FL LAUREL LEA ROGERS: Missing from Port Orange, FL - 1 February 2010 - Age 28

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by KareBear, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    Laurel Lea Rogers
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    Rogers, circa 2010; Surveillance image of Rogers on the night of her disappearance

    • Missing Since02/01/2010
    • Missing FromPort Orange, Florida
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Date of Birth06/04/1981 (38)
    • Age28 years old
    • Height and Weight5'7 - 5'10, 150 - 166 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA black hooded zip-up G Unit jacket with a design of small multicolored G's, a gray or purple long-sleeved shirt under a purple short-sleeved shirt with a vertical white design on the front, light blue jeans, black sneakers with white trim, a gold 20-inch necklace with two rings on it, and rings on all her fingers. A photo of Rogers in those clothes is posted with this case summary. Carrying a black Nine West purse with silver trim and a magnetic snap closure.
    • Medical ConditionsRogers suffers from severe fibromyalgia and lupus; she is in chronic pain and has seizures and kidney problems as the result of her conditions. She is required to take ten different types of prescription medication every day, and she doesn't have her medicine with her. Without it, she will eventually suffer multiple organ failure and die. Rogers also has a history of prescription drug abuse.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Rogers has scars on both wrists and several moles on her back. Her ears are pierced. She has substantial bruising and scars on her arms and legs. Her nicknames are LaLa and Lo.
    Details of Disappearance
    Rogers was last seen home in the 1000 block of Horizon View Boulevard in Port Orange, Florida between 5:20 and 6:00 p.m. on February 1, 2010.

    Her brother went into the backyard and when he returned, Rogers was gone. Her brother thought one of her friends had picked her up either at the residence itself or at a nearby convenience store.

    At 6:43 p.m., one of Rogers's friends got a suspicious call from her cellular phone. A man named Jamal spoke to her. According to the signal, the phone was in New Port Richey, Florida at the time.

    Rogers's phone was never used again and has since been turned off. She has never been heard from again. She left all her medication behind at home.

    Rogers has been known to frequent Daytona Beach, Florida in areas known for drug activity, and to use and sell prescription drugs. Her mother stated that when Rogers's prescription medications could not ease her chronic pain, she sometimes bought drugs on the street.

    Since her disappearance, Rogers hasn't filled any of her prescriptions or used her bank account. Her mother said they were close and kept in regular contact before her disappearance.

    At the time of her disappearance, Rogers was on probation for a 2009 theft conviction. She had no prior criminal record and her probation period was scheduled to end in 2012. She is classified as an absconder in addition to being a missing person.

    It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning and she is believed to be at risk due to the state of her health. Her case remains unsolved.
    Investigating Agency
    • Port Orange Police Department 386-756-7400
    Source Information
    Updated 10 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 21, 2018; two pictures added.


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  2. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    Laurel Rogers remains determined in search for daughter
    By Tony Holt
    Posted Feb 5, 2018 at 1:56 PM
    Updated Feb 5, 2018 at 4:12 PM
    PORT ORANGE — Lauretta Rogers' pain hasn't tapered a bit in eight years and neither has her determination to keep her daughter's memory alive and her name on the minds of those responsible for investigating her disappearance.

    Laurel Rogers, 28, grabbed her purse and walked out of her Port Orange home the evening of Feb. 1, 2010. She has
    not been heard from or seen since that moment she headed out into the drizzling rain.
    "I don't care about prosecution," said Lauretta Rogers, 67. "I don't care about any of that. I just want my daughter back. I just want Laurel home."

    She said those words moments before the start of a candlelight vigil that was held Thursday, the day of her daughter's disappearance. Each year, Rogers holds a vigil on Horizon View Boulevard. The attendance isn't what it used to be, but Rogers won't stop holding them every year. She was joined by her daughter and grandchildren, as well as some family friends and neighbors.

    "It gets the word out, her face and everything so that people know she is still missing and we're still looking for her," she said of the vigil, which also was attended by local media. "Maybe whoever knows something will come forward this year."

    Laurel Rogers may have left her home to meet someone, but no one know who that person was. Her cellphone use abruptly stopped the day she disappeared. Her bank account showed no withdrawals or deposits.

    While a teenager, Rogers was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease that attacked her kidneys and required her to take daily medication. When she left, she left her medication behind, according to Port Orange police.

    The case of her disappearance is still being actively worked. Tips are still being called in to Crime Stoppers, said Capt. Kim Kilpatrick, who is leading the investigation.

    Kilpatrick has traveled across the state and out of state to interview people and track down leads. She talks to Lauretta Rogers once a week to keep her updated — and to give her the assurance that the case hasn't been shelved.

    "I've actually gotten three tips in the last two months on this case specifically," Kilpatrick said. "I started doing some interviews about three weeks ago.

    "I did reach out to a couple people that were previously interviewed when the case first originated."

    The vigil wasn't attended by many of Laurel Rogers' friends. That is by design. Her mother didn't want them there because she feels they haven't been helpful. One year, when two of her daughter's close friends showed up, Lauretta Rogers told them to leave.

    "We get a lot of leads and tips that her closest friends may have information as to her location," Kilpatrick said.

    Laurel Rogers' favorite color was purple. The vigil, held in the driveway of Pennington's home on Horizon View, included a lot of purple decorations. It also included a lot of portraits of Rogers.

    At the end — after a number of prayers, poems and letters were read — a set of purple balloons was released to the sky.

    The one friend who did attend, and who was welcomed by Rogers' mother and sister, was Becky Freeze. She met Laurel Rogers soon after she moved to Port Orange from Illinois and the two became fast friends. They remained friends until about a year before Rogers disappeared.

    "We were inseparable when we first met," Freeze said.

    "I just remember how she would always pick the perfect gifts," she continued. "She was always so happy. She was great to be around ... I'll never forget her smile and her laugh."

    Lauretta Rogers said she wakes up every morning with the same feeling of sadness she had the first morning after she last saw her daughter. She cried a lot Thursday, but she also fought through the sobs and finished the letter she wrote to her daughter, which she read aloud to those who attended the vigil.

    "Life is not the same without you here with us," she said. "We are heartbroken. We will never stop looking for you. Love you yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. Your family is a circle of love and strength."

    Anyone with information about the disappearance of Laurel Rogers is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward if their information leads to an arrest and conviction.

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This family has suffered WAY too long! Call in that tip, no matter how small!
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  4. Jayarship

    Jayarship New Member

    Somebody explain to me how it is that Laurel was last seen between 5:20-6pm in Port Orange yet her phone was reportedly used to make a call from New Port Richey at 6:45pm on the same night, even IF we just call it 2hrs after she was last seen in Port Orange, her phone was in New Port Richey, it doesn't add up as it takes a solid 3hrs to get from Port Orange to New Port Richey?? What's up with this time line???
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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hmmm. I wouldn't have caught that since I'm not familiar with the east coast!

    On another note, :welcome: to our group!
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  6. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    Hi! :waving:
    Only thing I can think of... is that she didn't have her phone on her when she was last seen. Perhaps it was stolen, or she left it somewhere.
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