Six Months After Her Disappearance, Police Still Have No Leads In Lisa Stone Case

Categories: Cover Story, Crime
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Photos by Andrea Grimes
ina Wiley and Tammye Ritter, Lisa Stone's childhood friends, comfort each other during Friday night's candlelight vigil.
Friends of Lisa Stone, the Dallas woman who went missing in early June, continue to hold vigils and pray publicly for answers in her disappearance, vowing over and over again not to let Stone's memory die. On Friday night, tailed by a 48 Hours camera crew, Mesquite High School alums Tina Wiley, Tammye Markle and Lyndi Robinson gathered to lead a group of thirty people, holding white candles, through the all-too-familiar steps of singing, praying and crying outside Stone's Far East Dallas home.

"These candles symbolize that we refuse to let the disappearance of our friend Lisa remain in the dark," said a floodlight-lit Robinson, who spoke after another friend sang the David Phelps Christian hit "No More Night." Friday marked the third time Stone's friends have gathered outside her home to remember their friend.

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Mark Anthony Gray told the crowd how hard it was to "give it to God" when he realized of Stone's disappearance, "I can't fix this."
Mark Anthony Gray, a friend of Stone's deceased brother, spoke about the "gamut of emotions" felt by those who knew and loved Stone. But, he told the crowd, "Lisa, make no mistake about it, is in a better place. Amen?" And the crowd said: Amen.

The Looking for Lisa Facebook group, co-founded by the Mesquite alums and their friends, continues to grow. It now has more than 2,000 members. During the vigil, which closed with a verse of "Silent Night," Tina Wiley read a short poem she wrote about Stone addressing those who ask her why she continues to seek answers in Stone's disappearance. She sent it along to Unfair Park after the vigil:

For the love of Lisa, we will continue to look for answers...
And we will continue to search for truth...

For the love of Lisa, we will continue to fight for justice...
Yet we will continue to pray for peace...

For the love of Lisa, we will hold each other a little closer...
And we will speak a little kinder...

For the love of Lisa, we will demonstrate a little more tolerance and patience...
While we try a little harder to accept and understand our differences...

For the love of Lisa, we will show a little more appreciation...
As we love a little more...

For the love of Lisa, we will cherish friendships new and old...
And we will celebrate the many joys of life...

For the love of Lisa, we will burn our candles bright into the night...
But the brightest lights will shine within our hearts forever...

For the love of Lisa...



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