Overview of D'Lisa Kelley
Anyone who knew D'Lisa Kelley knew her as a mother with an infectious laugh.
She was two months pregnant and had a young son who she absolutely adored. Their bond was inseparable. D'Lisa's best friend recently passed away in a car accident and was attending the wake on March 7, 2014.
She was last seen by family in her grandmother's home in Dallas, TX. D'Lisa left the home around 4:30 pm. By 6:13 pm, D'Lisa would be seen on surveillance footage at a local Stop 'n Save convenience store on Sunnyvale St in Dallas, TX. The footage also shows D'Lisa getting into a blue 1989 Grand Marquis. The driver of Grand Marquis was questioned by police but was never considered publically considered a suspect.
Approximately a half-hour later, D'Lisa's sister, Jasmine got an unexpected phone call. According to Project: Cold Case, Jasmine overheard D’Lisa screaming “Stop! Stop! Get off me!”. A man was also heard saying “Shut up! Stop screaming! You want to be hardheaded!”. This phone call only lasted one minute and eleven seconds. Jasmine tried to call back D'Lisa multiple times to no avail. D'Lisa never made it to her best friend's wake. Jasmine then tried contacting her grandmother to see if she heard from D'Lisa. By 7 pm, D'Lisa texted her sister saying that she would call her soon, but D'Lisa never called.
Their grandmother called 9-1-1 in panic in hopes that the police can help D'Lisa. The 9-1-1 dispatcher took all the information and relayed it over to Sergeant Kevin Mansell, who can be heard in the 9-1-1 call not taking D'Lisa's case seriously. Suggesting that because D'Lisa was pregnant that she leaves the house frequently. If Jasmine never got that phone call from D'Lisa it is unlikely that her family would have known something was wrong. The 9-1-1 operator was able to get D'Lisa's cell number so the police could see if there are any cell phone pings to triangulate her location. Unfortunately, no location was available.
On March 14, 2014, a patrol officer found a body matching D'Lisa's description at an abandoned home in Dallas which was only a six-minute drive from the location she was last seen.
Where the case stands today.
D'Lisa's case has since gone cold with very few leads coming in. However, the family is still actively fighting for justice including passing the "Kelley Alert". A law that activates police response for missing person cases for adults. This alert aims to bridge the gap between the AMBER alert which is available for children 17 years old and younger and the silver alert for seniors. D'Lisa's family believes that if the police acted with more urgency more could have been done for D'Lisa.