Wiley and Shannon left, confused and angry. Stone would never leave her animals untended, not after the great lengths to which she went to rescue them.

On July 1 at 5 a.m., Henry phoned Wiley, and for the first time admitted she did not know where Stone might be. She sounded scared, frantic, telling Wiley, "Lisa did not come home last night." Still, she refused to call the police, so Wiley phoned them herself, speaking with Detective Roy Jackson in the Missing Persons Unit.

"The case is closed," he told her. There was nothing more they could do without evidence that Lisa was missing. Jackson encouraged her to bait Henry with more money to see if she'd reveal more details about Stone's whereabouts, but that already had failed to work. Wiley was miffed—wasn't it obvious something had happened to her friend?

Facebook brought childhood friends Lisa Stone (above, right) and Tina Wiley closer together, as it did with many of their Mesquite High School classmates, who have used the social networking site in the search for Stone, who's been missing since June.
Facebook brought childhood friends Lisa Stone (above, right) and Tina Wiley closer together, as it did with many of their Mesquite High School classmates, who have used the social networking site in the search for Stone, who's been missing since June.
Tina Wiley and Joni Shannon (right), frequently drive by Stone's now-vacant house in Far East Dallas.
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Tina Wiley and Joni Shannon (right), frequently drive by Stone's now-vacant house in Far East Dallas.

Uncertain what to do next, Wiley searched Stone's Facebook friends list to find her former boss, Pat Westrich-James, who might verify that Stone had been doing odd jobs for her, as Henry claimed. But Westrich-James said she had been away vacationing in Florida; she hadn't spoken to Stone in weeks.

Hours later, Henry called Wiley back and told her she had found Stone, strung out at the apartment of another woman whom she had met at a bar. Wiley gave Henry an ultimatum: Go get Stone and put her on the phone, or she would go to the police. Henry said she was going to let her sleep off her hangover and would pick her up the next day.

Early the next morning, July 2, Wiley phoned Henry, who assured her she was in the car, driving to pick up Stone from the woman's apartment. While on the call, Wiley was also on Facebook, chatting with Shannon, telling her what was transpiring with Henry. Shannon, who lived near Stone, decided to drive to Stone's house fast, to make certain Henry had actually left.

At the intersection of Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road, Shannon, with Wiley on the phone, was shocked at what she saw—Henry, driving Stone's Cadillac.

"Whoa, crap!"Shannon exclaimed to Wiley. "Did she recognize me?" Wiley said she probably wouldn't recognize her car, and she should keep following her. Weaving in traffic, Shannon tailed the Cadillac to a nearby 7-Eleven and parked behind a gas pump, hoping to use it for cover.

To her horror, Shannon watched Henry throw trashbags of clothes into the dumpster along with a suitcase full of keepsakes—Stone's brother's death certificate, her memory albums from high school and heirloom jewelry. Shannon recognized some of the items immediately, because Stone had carried them to their many get-togethers. Stone then pulled away from the convenience store and back into traffic.

"What should I do?" Shannon whispered wildly to Wiley. "Follow her!" Wiley told her—stuff in the dumpster can wait. Trying to remain undercover, Shannon followed the Cadillac to Wal-Mart, where she saw Henry exit the car, a cup of coffee in hand, and head into the store. A few minutes later, she walked out with a few groceries and drove away again. Henry had never gone to any woman's apartment, says Shannon, and had never picked up Stone.

After digging Stone's belongings out of the dumpster, thanks to a helpful store manager, Wiley and Shannon were convinced they had enough evidence to persuade the police to reopen the case. Over the July Fourth weekend, Markle met the women in Dallas, and they devised a timeline of the events of the past month—the phone calls, the Facebook posts and, most important, the morning Shannon had tailed Henry to the 7-Eleven.

On July 5, five of Stone's girlfriends—among them Wiley, Shannon and Markle—walked into Jack Evans Police Headquarters and refused to leave until they could speak with an investigator. Finally, they met with missing persons and special investigations detectives. They showed the police their timeline and convinced Detective Jackson to seek a search warrant for Stone's home. In the affidavit supporting the issuance of the warrant, he swore before a judge that he believed "Lisa Lynn Stone was met with foul play."

Three days later, police executed the search warrant, seizing sheets from both women's beds and taking DNA swabs from several locations inside the home, which were sent to the forensic lab for analysis. Henry was also taken into custody for questioning but police found her reluctant to cooperate.

"It was yes/no answers," Special Investigations Unit Supervisor Eugene Reyes says. Almost immediately, Henry asked for a lawyer, and the police were stymied. "There is a thing called the Constitution," Reyes says, and there's little the police can do without hard evidence to convince anyone to speak with them.

Police thought they might have found hard evidence in mid-July when cell phone records led officers accompanied by dogs to search a rural area in Hunt County for Stone's body. Their efforts, however, proved unsuccessful. "That was probably nothing," Reyes admits now. But they were hoping for any lead at all.

Henry didn't exactly take kindly to the heightened level of investigative scrutiny she was receiving from Stone's girlfriends and neighbors.

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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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