Missing: Lola Fry | Greenwood, IN | Uncovered

Lola Fry

A young woman scheduled to give a deposition vanishes after attending a party

  • Last updated: March 23, 2022
  • Greenwood, IN
  • November 14, 1993


Lola Katherine Fry is a daughter, sister, and friend. She was known for being very close with her family, often calling her parents up to four times a day. Her family called her Kathy.  She was kind and thoughtful; diligent about sending holiday and greeting cards to her friends and family. Lola had moved from Lawrence, IN to Fort Wayne, IN to live with her sister, LaVerne Barker. 

At the time of her disappearance, Lola was in the midst of making changes in her life. In 1991, Lola was involved in a few lawsuits with her former employer, Brad’s Brass Flamingo. Lola was working as an exotic dancer and her boss, Bradley Hirst, paid for breast augmentations for as many as 40 dancers. Lola along with two other dancers won their suit against their former boss. But Lola was scheduled to appear for a deposition the day she vanished.

On November 14, 1993, Lola attended a party at her hairdresser, Joe Shafer’s apartment.  Lola’s ex-boyfriend, John Ryker was also in attendance. There were drugs and alcohol at the party, specifically cocaine which was provided by Joe’s brother, Jeff. It is rumored that at some point in the evening Lola may have overdosed while at the party. Ryker carried her out of the party and brought her to his apartment. By 7 am the next morning, Ryker left to go to work to let his employees in. An hour later, he returned and Lola and her 1990 black and red Mitsubishi with “LOLA” vanity plates were gone. Some speculate that Lola may have died at the party and was wrapped in a blanket. 

Four days later on November 18, 1993, Laverne reported her sister missing.  It was highly unusual for her to not return home or at least communicate with her family. Several years later, a search warrant was executed to search Ryker’s home and place of work but it didn’t yield new information. Ryker did fail two polygraph tests. 

Lola’s case remains unsolved, but her family has not given up hope. Lola’s parents have since divorced and passed away, but her siblings continue to be a voice for Lola.


  1. Date Missing:November 14, 1993
  2. Birthday:February 20, 1965
  3. Current Age:57
  4. Age at Incident:28
  5. NAMUS Number:MP795
  6. Race:Caucasian / White
  7. Gender:Female
  8. Height:5'5"
  9. Weight:120 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Brown

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Lola used to work at Brad's Brass Flamingo as a dancer before her disappearance.

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