On July 14, Henry called the police to report a burglary. She had just arrived home and noticed two screens had been removed from the back windows. Crime scene investigators dusted the house for fingerprints and Henry, according to the police report, claimed that "her neighbors had been trying to gain entry into her house."

On July 16, Henry went to the Northeast substation to report she was being stalked. According to police reports, she met with Officer Amanda Renteria and told her she was being followed from "her home to several stores" and that one "suspect" had even "gone as far as climbing over [Henry's] fence to take [pictures] of the [complainant] and track her move[s]...The comp finds this offensive and stated it has been going on for over two weeks."

Wiley says detectives told her that Henry suspected her and the other women of stalking and burglary. Although no police action was taken, detectives warned the women to be careful in their dealings with Henry and in their public statements about her. Although Stone's friends felt reassured that the police were finally taking them seriously, they refused to back down, hiring a private investigator and keeping up the public pressure by turning their attention online—to Facebook, where they would rally friends and strangers to attend vigils for Stone and donate money to aid in her search.

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.

"Getting the word out and keeping it out and keeping it fresh would have been almost impossible without Facebook," Markle says. "I think that's huge."

At an August 6 sunset vigil, the "Looking for Lisa" Facebook group was relegated to memorializing Stone from the cul de sac next to her home. Because of Henry's complaints of stalking and burglary, police had warned friends and mourners not to trespass on Stone's yard, knock on her door, peek over fences or otherwise disturb the peace of Sherry Henry, who never attended any of the vigils.

That didn't stop Stone's girlfriends from setting up tables to sell T-shirts emblazoned with "MISSING" flyers and maroon and white wristbands, the Mesquite High School colors. Many in the crowd of about 70 people were hugging each other—hugs were Stone's trademark, or so said Collin County Commissioner Joe Jaynes, a high school classmate of Stone's, as he joked with those gathered on the hot summer evening. "Lisa was not a hand-shaker," he said as the crowd laughed. There was a sing-along to the James Taylor classic "You've Got A Friend." There was praying and reminiscing about Stone as a child. And there were those who remained focused on her disappearance and needed to talk about it.

"It's a daily struggle to keep things in the proper perspective," explains Markle in a later interview. "It's easy to get consumed by it."

On September 3, Stone's birthday, a billboard went up on the corner of Northwest Highway and LBJ Freeway, advertising a $10,000 Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to a felony arrest in Stone's disappearance. The "Looking for Lisa" group raised $2,500 for the billboard, which bore the words "Have you seen Lisa Stone" next to the now ubiquitous photo of her smiling face framed by thick blonde hair, the same one that appears on flyers, shirts and countless missing persons websites.

In mid-September, the area beneath the billboard served as the gathering site for another candlelight vigil. Some of the frustration of the past three months was beginning to show. After the group sang "Amazing Grace," Mark Anthony Gray, a friend of Stone's deceased brother, spoke forcefully into a microphone, telling the crowd how angry he was someone may have gotten away with murder. "I hope they don't sleep at night." But then candles were lit and prayers said, and tempers quieted for a few minutes while the group of 30 people posed beneath the billboard, for more shots to place online.

Stone's girlfriends have launched a second website, ForTheLoveOfLisa.com, where Wiley posts news clippings, video links and a copy of the missing persons flyer, which visitors can print out and distribute. Posts to the "Looking for Lisa" Facebook page have become increasingly more hostile and accusatory, musing that Henry "had to slip up somewhere" and that "there is no perfect criminal and definitely no perfect crime."

Henry has moved from Stone's house, but Wiley, Shannon and friends don't seem to know her whereabouts. She has family in Missouri, but an online dating profile indicates she may be involved with a woman living in New York City. Henry's T-shirt business appears to be revamping its website and tweets appear on the related Twitter account nearly every day.

Wiley believes that the police "are working on things behind the scenes," and she is eagerly awaiting the results from the lab analysis of items seized during the search—results which have yet to be made public. Though Sergeant Reyes too says, "Things are happening," he is unwilling to say what. He does admit that Henry's behavior is "suspicious."

"How are you with someone for 17 years, and you just don't say anything at all?" Reyes wonders. "If you were interested in solving your partner's disappearance, would you not cooperate?"

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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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