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Unsolved-Crimes International is an offshoot of the Unsolved-Crimes discussion group on Yahoo started by Ronnie D. in January, after her life was touched by the brutal and senseless unsolved murder of Jennifer Whipkey.

Media Director David Webb wrote the article.

If you have a case you would like publicized, contact Unsolved-Crimes International at submissions@unsolved-crimes.com.


Lisa K Gaudenzi

           The Christmas holidays are a time to spend with family. It might be for worship, it might be to continue family traditions, it might be for gift giving, it might be to meet new family members, indeed it might be for anything, but the important thing is that at this time of year things are done together. It is a sad time of year when we can't see the people we love. It's bleak when they're gone and we don't know why.

           Lisa Gaudenzi will not be with her loved ones this year. She has been missing for nearly ten years and investigators today are no closer to discovering what happened than they were a decade ago. We relate her case because there is always a chance someone with information will come forward. Even if they don't, Lisa is a victim of an unsolved crime, as such she must not and she will not be forgotten.

            Details of the case are sketchy. On January 26, 1995, Lisa was on active duty in the United States Army. She had just completed boot camp and was scheduled to report the next day to Fort Lee in Virginia. Her husband, Lawrence Gaudenzi, told police he had left her at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond. She was never seen again.

Who Was Lisa K Gaudenzi? Lisa K. Gaudenzi
           As with all of us, the answer to that question depends on whom you ask. She was thirty years old at the time of her disappearance and had been through a lot in her life. Her parents separated when she was only eight years old and that separation left its mark on her. At the age of fourteen she was in a car accident and was so seriously hurt she had to have extensive facial reconstructive surgery. According to some reports, these two incidents left her "physically and emotionally scarred." Still people who knew her said she had adjusted.
           Some close to her say she had quite a temper. Before she married Gaudenzi, Lisa lived with a boyfriend, David Durocher, who would later describe her as "ferocious" and would say that he and Lisa argued constantly. Lisa and Lawrence are also reported to have had violent arguments, once in front of their landlord, a lay minister who had officiated at their wedding ceremony.
           Lisa's younger sister denies these comments about Lisa, and stated on one occasion it was she, and not Lisa, that had the bad temper. She also reported that it was Durocher and not Lisa that had been the violent one. Be that as it may, Lisa had overcome many obstacles in her life and had decided to embark on a career of service to her country.

What Happened to Lisa K Gaudenzi?

           After an intense investigation, authorities have stated they are convinced that they are dealing with a homicide.

           There are reasons why police cannot eliminate her husband Lawrence as a suspect. He was, after all, the last reported person to see her alive. Then there was a domestic violence incident where police were called. Allegedly a heated argument ended with police being called after Lawrence broke a window out of her car. The husband denies breaking a window but admitted to "trying" to damage the vehicle.

           There was also an altercation at an airport where Lisa and family members arrived late to pick Lawrence up. Some say Lawrence reacted violently. He claims he was not the aggressor.

           Then there is a matter of mysterious phone calls. At one point, while Lisa was living with her mother, a man reportedly called the family and threatened to "wipe them out" if he didn't hear from Lisa. No one will admit to making the call. Lawrence says he got many mysterious calls after his wife's disappearance from men and women who would hang up when he asked them to identify themselves.

            For a long time after her disappearance Lawrence maintained that she had left on her own with someone else. A duffel bag Lisa had left with her husband (according to him to take to her later) supposedly contained intimate letters from other men, and a few from Lisa that could show Lisa was suicidal.

            And there is the report of women who attended Lisa's church who supposedly saw Lisa driving a car on Interstate 64 long after her disappearance. The car had Maryland license plates.

           Those who loved her will not rest unless the mystery is solved. Until that time, Unsolved Crimes International will make sure she is not forgotten.

           If you have information about Lisa Gaudenzi, please contact Special Agent Tom Kaschak of the Virginia State Police at (804) 553-3533. Please reference: NCIC #M-806169879.

Copyright 2005 by David Webb


 

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Sir Walter Scott

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