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Lisa Roberts
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Name Elizabeth Ann Roberts
Sex Female
Found August 14, 1977
Location Everett, Washington
Missing from Roseburg, Oregon
Identified June 2020
Span 42 years
Age 17
Cause of death Strangulation/
Gunshot (homicide)

Elizabeth 'Lisa' Ann Roberts, known as Precious Doe while unidentifiedwas a young woman found murdered in Everett, Washington. Her murder was solved, but she remained unidentified until June 2020.

Disappearance

Lisa was reported as a runaway by her father to the Rosenburg Police Department on July 25, 1977. A few weeks after she ran away, she called home from Everett, Washington and asked her parents for money. At the time, they asked her to come home and she said she would think about it. Eventually, they sent the money to a bank in Everett, but the money was never picked up. It is believed Lisa was murdered on August 9, 1977, and her body was discovered five days later.

Case

Lisa was picked up after hitchhiking by a man who was later convicted of her murder. The pair spent the day together, but she was murdered after denying the man sex.

She was tested by the DNA Doe Project, but her DNA was too degraded to work with, due to boiling of her bones in the past.

Margaret Press of the DNA Doe Project has expressed that another agency might try to extract sufficient DNA from the Jane Doe's hair later and that the DNA Doe Project is no longer involved in Snohomish Jane Doe's case.

She was identified in June 2020 as Elizabeth 'Lisa' Roberts from Roseburg, Oregon. Her case was one of the first ones solved by extracting DNA from rootless hair and was solved using forensic genealogy.

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