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Lisa Bishop

Real Name: Lisa Lynn Bishop, seven others whose names are unrevealed
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Miami, Florida
Date: December 1988


Occupation: Journalism student
Date of Birth: 1965
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 105
Marital Status: Single 
Characteristics: Blond hair, green eyes


Details: Lisa Bishop was a pretty young journalism student who vanished on a freighter called the Freedon with its captain, Florian Meyer-Bourch, and a crew of seven Haitians. Lisa was planning on writing a story about the World Bank and the economic contrasts between the United States and Haiti. Lisa met Meyer-Bourch at the Metroplex club in Atlanta, Georgia, which was owned by her boyfriend Paul Cornwell. Lisa worked there as the manager of the bar. Meyer-Bourch told Lisa about the trip around the Caribbean to Haiti and asked her if she wanted to go; she accepted. The ship set sail from Miami at around 2:30 pm on December 17, 1988, but it never arrived in Haiti. When Paul did not receive a call from Lisa on Christmas, and the Bishops did not hear from Lisa either, they became concerned, and they, along with the family members of the other crew members, contacted the United States Coast Guard. They searched for the freighter, but no trace of it was found. However, in April of 1989, an underwater salvager named Bob Nyberg recognized the Freedon in Georgtown Harbor on Grand Cayman Island, over 500 miles from Haiti and two weeks after it was reported missing. It is unknown where the ship went after Bob's sighting, but it gave the Bishops hope that Lisa was still alive. In May of 1989, Paul Cornwell and Bob Nyberg went to Grand Cayman and found that Florian Meyer-Bourch was reported to be seen alive around the time of Nyberg's sighting, and was in the company of an unidentified man. When Paul returned to Miami, he learned from a woman that the man seen with Meyer-Bourch could be a man named Phillippe from Haiti, who had chartered the Freedon. There was no trace of Lisa ever found.

Freedon bishop

The Freedon

Before Bob and Paul could investigate further, Meyer-Bourch was gone again. There has been heavy speculation that Meyer-Bourch and possibly Phillippe could be involved in smuggling; Meyer-Bourch is still wanted for questioning in Lisa's whereabouts. The Bishops still hope that they will one day find their daughter and find out what happened to her. The whereabouts of Florian Meyer-Bourch is unknown.
Suspects: Florian Meyer Bourch
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 17, 1990 episode.
Results: Unsolved

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