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Lorie Ann Mealer Pennell

Who killed Lorie Ann Mealer Pennell?

  • Last updated: March 18, 2024
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • September 6, 1962

Overview of Lorie Ann Mealer Pennell

2024 Update: After nearly four decades, the remains of a murdered woman discovered in Olive Branch, Mississippi are now identified as Lorie Ann Mealer Pennell, born September 6, 1962. Pennell’s death remains under investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available. (Source: DNA Solves)

The victim's body was spotted about 7:30 AM by a truck driver traveling southbound on U.S. 78, just east of the Coldwater River bridge and west of the rest area.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Homicide by ligature strangulation and/or exposure

Dentals: Not available. Teeth overall were in poor condition; several fillings were found (possibly from youth). Missing lower front tooth. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Light peach-colored short-sleeved pullover top with embroidery on the front and Gloria Vanderbilt blue jeans. No shoes, nor coat, nor undergarments were located. Jewelry: Unknown. Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

The Doe Network Case Number: 369UFMS


  1. Date Found:January 24, 1985
  2. Date of Death:September 6, 1962
  3. NAMUS Number:8675
  4. Race:White / Caucasian
  5. Gender:Female
  6. Height:5'2" - 5'4"
  7. Weight:105 - 130 lbs
  8. Hair Color:Strawberry Blonde / Red Hair, Medium Length, Wavy
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