Lisa is the potential name of a woman who was discovered to have been murdered in Massachusetts in November 2000.

The young woman, who was known to be a sex worker, was picked up by a man named John (later discovered to be Eugene McCollum) in Boston, Massachusetts. The woman told him that her name was “Lisa” and that she was from “Philly”. The man then drove the woman to his room at the YMCA in Lynn.

The pair then had an argument over the payment, which ended with Eugene strangling Lisa. He then wrapped her headless body in a carpet before leaving the room. Her hands and head were found in a container in Nahant, Massachusetts in January 2004.

Lisa is described as light-skinned but of predominantly black ancestry. It is also possible she could be of East Indian, Cape Verdean or Asian descent. She was between the ages of 17 and 25, weighed 100 – 130lbs and stood between 5″0′ and 5″2′.

Lisa had dental fillings, and a slight overbite, and had particularly good muscle tone whilst being a petite build. Her toenails were painted purple, and she is estimated to be a size 8.5 (US) in shoes. Her hair was dark, but it had a reddish tint and may have been dyed. Lisa was also known to have worn wigs.

It is also possible that Lisa may have been native to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Whilst Eugene was charged with her murder, Lisa’s true identity has never been discovered.

Do you know who Lisa is?

Composite Image of Lisa. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


Unsolved, Unidentified, Jane Doe, Massachusettes, 2000, Murder, Homicide, Lisa, True Crime, Boston, Mystery

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