With funds running low, tensions ran high between Henry and Stone. During phone conversations, Wiley remembers Stone telling her she was afraid of Henry, confessing that she "couldn't tell [Henry] 'no.'" At the time, "I didn't have any reason to believe she was in any danger," Wiley recalls.

Markle last saw Stone in late May, buying her dinner at Red Lobster and giving her more money. Stone seemed depressed, remembers Markle. They talked about her finances, and she dropped Stone off at her home as distraught as she'd ever seen her. By June 5, with Facebook friend requests pending, birthdays unacknowledged and daily wall posts left untended, Stone's compulsive online overshare abruptly ended.

At first, when Stone stopped posting on Facebook, her friends thought perhaps her Internet had been cut off because of lack of payment. Tina Wiley half-hoped it would be the wake-up call Stone would need to get her life back on track. She and the other women decided to let things go for a few days and see what Stone might do. On June 8 and 9, a couple of them received strange, out-of-character messages from Stone's Facebook account.

Much shorter than Stone's typical long ramblings and without her trademark ellipses and spelling mistakes, the messages made references to car trouble and God. Joni Shannon grew especially troubled by what she found in her inbox. Typically, Stone would open messages by greeting both Joni and her husband Steve, but this message simply said, "Hope you and family are doing well." Whoever composed the message—Shannon is sure it was not Stone—wrote that there had been "challenges with the car" but that she had "faith it would work out."

Another message from Stone's account thanked a friend for checking in on her; said that she was struggling but fine. There were simple, short messages with vague assurances that everything was OK. Still, Stone's friends had no reason to believe anything was truly wrong until June 19, when Stone had agreed to pick up Juanita Burris' daughter at the airport. She never showed, and the neighbor filed a missing persons report with the Dallas Police Department.

Burris told police that she had tried to contact Stone by phone and at her home, but that Henry always told her she was unavailable. In the missing persons report, police note that Burris found "this [lack of availability] unusual" for Stone. In their subsequent investigation, which included repeated attempts to contact Henry, police allege in a search warrant affidavit that Henry refused "to make herself available" to them.

Unaware of Burris' missing persons report, Wiley got a call from Henry on June 24, asking for money. Henry told Wiley to "keep it quiet," because Stone would be angry if she knew Henry was calling around asking for cash. Wiley was confused—Stone had asked for money before, so why would this time be any different? Then, on June 27, she received a call from a friend telling her about Burris' concerns and the missing persons report. A call to Stone's cell phone revealed it was out of service, and Wiley began to worry.

Throughout this time, neighbors observed Henry driving Stone's Cadillac, but there was no sign of Stone at the house. Wiley, Shannon and Tammye Markle repeatedly phoned Stone at home, and Henry would always answer with the same canned responses: "No, Lisa is fine," or she's out running errands or she's working odd jobs for friends.

Wiley decided to phone Stone early on the morning of June 28; certainly her friend would be at home early. But Henry answered and said Stone was helping plant flowers at the home of her former Morning News boss, Pat Westrich-James. Stone would be home that evening, assured Henry, who then asked Wiley if she would post a message on Facebook, telling everyone that Stone was OK. But Wiley refused, saying she would only do so after she spoke with Stone.

The next day, Wiley began to panic and called DPD asking for a welfare check on Stone at home. In her timeline, she writes that she "was afraid [Stone]...might be in a compromised mental state." Wiley knew how Stone depended on her medication, but when police visited, there was no sign of Stone at her house, which was filthy and filled with uncared-for animals that had urinated all over the floors and furniture. Animal Control would have to be notified. Henry told the welfare-check officers that Stone had gone to a funeral. The officers later admitted that the circumstances seemed suspicious, Wiley says, but told her "there's nothing more we can do."

Later that same evening, Wiley and Shannon decided they'd had enough: It was time to confront Henry in person. Toting a bag of cat food, they arrived at Stone's house at 8 p.m., hoping to catch her off-guard. Henry let in the women, told them a pizza was on the way and Stone would be home soon. They could all sit and chat.

Wiley and Shannon noticed some of Stone's furniture was missing, along with photos she'd once displayed. The house smelled overwhelmingly of ammonia. Henry told the women a cleaning crew was hired to help get out some of the cat urine stench, and that she had disposed of some of Stone's furniture that the animals ruined. They tried to keep the atmosphere light, hoping Stone really would walk through the door. Henry told them Stone's laptop and caller ID were broken, and that's why she hadn't been in touch. Henry again asked Wiley to advise everyone of Stone's wellbeing on Facebook, but she refused again, saying she needed to talk to Stone before she would do that. After an hour and a half, it became clear that Stone wasn't coming home. Henry offered no reason for Stone's absence.

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Tseana
Tseana

I just watched the show on 48 hrs (I recorded it). Don't give up on finding Lisa. I hope the person(s) involved are not able to sleep at night and that someone who knows something will come forward soon. Keep up the good work you guys are doing an amazing job. I would do no less for my friends.

Txdee50
Txdee50

I know that if she was killed in the home with carpet in the home there will be evident in the carpet also in the pipes, even using strong cleaners, there will be evidence there.If this women was using her car It should be gone over with fine tooth comb where is that car? I do not believe this women is smart enough to think of body not being found in dumpster so look out along the highway going to Louisiana or 35 going to Oklahoma. Finding the body out there this woman could say see she did leave town.

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Danette Mullins
Danette Mullins

I have been following this story since the beginning - it saddens me that all of you "friend-sisters" have found no closure/answers. I think all of you guys are awesome!!!!! I have, this past year, found many old friends from high school and have reconnected through facebook - it's like time stood still. I can only pray that Lisa's story has a happy ending, and if not, that all of you wonderful people find your answers/closure. I pray that if something like this ever happens to me or one of my group of friends that we can be as loyal and as diligent as you all have been while searching for your beloved friend. God Bless you all!!!!

carolee
carolee

I truly hope and pray that ya'll find your friend.I am aware of the fears and constant wonder . A co-worker friend went missingover 4yrs ago and we still don't know for certain what has happened to her their are suspicions only she hasn't ever been found. It's frustrating and hard to understand how can someone just go missing. God Bless ya'll and don't quit

Michele
Michele

May God's angels lead you to the truth... and be with you every step of the way. YOU are the friends everyone hopes to have, and she is lucky you are hers. Keep on with your search, and keep plugging at those detectives.

Rachel
Rachel

I just sent the TV show "Disappeared" on ID this story because it moved and irritated me so much. I do hope that Ms. Henry is investigated thoroughly...especially after reading the new comments about her forgery history. She is a number one suspect in my book. I hope you guys will get this on all the crime shows until it is solved...that is what media is good for when police don't seem to be!

Ralph Taite
Ralph Taite

Just an additional piece of info, PublicData.com shows that Sherry Lynn Henry was arrested in Rockwall County on October 6, 1994 for third degree felony forgery. She did deferred adjudication and they lowered the felony to a Class A misdemeanor, and put her on probation for six years which she appears to have completed successfully.

The forged identities listed on the arrest record were Sherry Lynn Eads and Lisa Stone. It would be interesting to get a copy of the complete complaint against her to find out what document(s) she forged Lisa's name to.

cathey
cathey

i'm sorry about your friend going missing please view my blog http://freewaypass.blogspot.co...it talks about cyber tracking it's not that easy to go off the grid these days especially in the USA perhaps there's an avenue you have not checked.

DONNA
DONNA

Lisa Stone, is very lucky to have friends like you guys.. i could only hope that if something happen to me i had friends like you.. you guys are true hereos... my thoughts & prayers are with you all..

Sal1
Sal1

We are sad of the experience but glad to read that this poor lonely person has old friends and a reporter who would not forget her and are doing all possible to find her-Is not unusual for the following to occurr in endangered missing people cases and close a case:1. Police show no interest to investigate until pressured2. Immediate suspected friends/associates dissengage themselves to help3. Suspected motives for foul play are not investigated4. Suspects are not polygraphed and let roam free5. Police records are sealed from the public and family6. Police come up with an alternate determination to close a case7. Local media is distressed to clash with the police over a sensitive leading subject/ethnic group

When some of these mentioned events are present, a murder/s will walk free - keep up the good work ladies!!

*It will mark eight years next January that our teenage son Esteban was kidnapped and murdered; but city politics and economic prosperity in Garland are more important than justice -Beth & Bill Salazar (www.4esteban.com)

Chris
Chris

Common Sense here, seems like Ms. Henry was getting rid of evidence ...and has expanded to Austin, TX Would some Police Detectives or FBI please investigate all of Ms. Henry's actions, bank accounts, Cell Records in conjunction with Lisa Stone's total records and validate affidavids for Ms. Henry's every action from May 20th on....PLEASE DO SOMETHING !!!"Spring 2009; Politeed now has a location in Austin, Texas! Come see us across from the UT-Austin campus on the Guadalupe drag" ; "Contact Politeed!

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Pebbles
Pebbles

This sounds like a story I watch on tv on those crime channels. Chills ran up and down my spine when I read it. Lisa is so lucky to have these wonderful friends. I was impelled (or is it compelled) to write a comment today because even though this is such a truly sad story it still made me happy to see a story that showed that there ARE good people in this world. Lisa is truly fortunate to have her friends that love her. They are GOOD people. Although I am not a regular church goer I speak to God daily. Lisa will definitely be talked about when I talk to Him. My thoughts are with all of Lisa's loved ones and friends. Now LET'S FIND LISA!!

G. David Gates
G. David Gates

"they turned to Facebook to solve the mystery of her disappearance."

Really? They solved the mystery? Because having read the story, it seems that they haven't actually solved anything. Very misleading.

Sunny
Sunny

Thank goodness for good friends. You girls keep on looking and fight for this the lady. I truly hope the police and investigators and doing their part. This is a precious life. Sounds quarky on the partners part. I hope they are being investigated. Good luck. I am sorry to have to read about this.

Bril
Bril

The caption on the first image of this article is wrong. Lisa Stone is on the right. Please correct this just in case it may help her be found.

Elliot
Elliot

What a wonderful example of friendship this group of women has shown. Hopefully their work will be successful. It's too bad the Dallas Police have been so uninterested in this case, but maybe the publicity will help. Best of luck.

Dobbie
Dobbie

This roomate needs to be arrested and questioned at length;it's obvious she doesn't care about Ms. Stone since she threw out her valuables...sometimes the answer is this obvious!!

xdallasnewser
xdallasnewser

A range of emotions--concern,fear,hope,wonderful remembrances, gratitude for faithful friends,confusion as to why,how,when anyone could or would wish or do harm to,from my experience, a lovely person.

Joni Shannon
Joni Shannon

Andrea, I laughed and I cried. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this detailed and accurate article on our Lisa. I hope the "players" read this and truly understand how horrible it is to lose a loved one the way we have. Thank you for showing up at the vigils and Lisa's BD party and putting so much heart and effort into this story. Honestly, I would do everything I have done all over again....for the love of Lisa. God Bless You!

Kami
Kami

Truly sad.. I hope the truth will come to light. She is very lucky to have such good friends. I also believe Ms. Henry knows exactly what happened and should speak up. God Bless you all.

Tammye Ritter Markle
Tammye Ritter Markle

Wonderful article Andrea. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an accurate and detailed account of the last few months, and helping to keep Lisa's story alive.

Tina Wiley
Tina Wiley

Thank you for bringing Lisa's story to the public, Andrea...very nicely written! We cannot thank you enough...we pray this brings answers!

Missdorite
Missdorite

She stole and forged a 8k check from lisa's father

Mike
Mike

I was compelled to write after seeing the Sociopath on TV. last night That woman is cold, calculating and very manipulative. I don't know why the police are not knocking on her door everyday. I see she is beginning to crack. I think she should be brought down for questioning on a weekly basis! Good work ladies don't give up!

 
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