Overview of Lorill Bryden
Bellevue police recently made a breakthrough in the 2011 disappearance of Lorill Bryden. Lorill was last seen on November 8th, 2011, at the Factoria Mall in Bellevue, Washington. On November 28th, her burgundy 1991 Ford Escort was discovered abandoned in the 4200 block of 124th Avenue Northeast, close to the mall and her boyfriend's apartment. There was no sign of her at the scene. Lorill's case remained unsolved until recently.
In November 2022, Lorill's boyfriend, Mark Frisby, was charged with second-degree murder in her case. Frisby had been a person of interest from the onset of the investigation. He has misdemeanor convictions in Washington for assault and driving under the influence. He was also found guilty of felony assault with a deadly weapon after Lorill went missing. Police did not have either Lorill's body or a crime scene, but they did find DNA evidence on a knife Frisby pawned shortly after Lorill's disappearance. Frisby was also found to have bought cleaning supplies the morning after she was last seen.
Frisby is awaiting trial, and the case remains ongoing. Foul play is suspected in Lorill's case due to the circumstances involved.