June 26, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. (WSFA) - It is a strange mystery.
"One that doesn't sound like it has a happy ending," said Dr. Anne Penney.
Penney remembers her former employee, Lori Ann Slesinski, only 24 and fresh out of Auburn University when she went to work at the East Alabama Mental Health Center.
"She was well-loved and respected by her co-workers," Penney said.
2 years and counting and still no sign of her. Investigators can't say for certain whether Slesinski was murdered or simply ran away.
We're working on this case," said investigator Capt. Tommy Carswell.
Slesinski was last seen by friends on June 10th, 2006. Her mom reported her missing on the 13th and her car was found on fire on the dead end of Dekalb Street by an off-duty Auburn Police officer.
Much has changed in the two years since Lori Slesinski vanished. For one new townhouses have replaced the mobile home park on Dekalb Street and at the Auburn Police Department investigators have come and gone. Some retired, others moved on, meaning a new set of eyes have taken a look at Slesinski's file.
Yet in the end there is that one element that hasn't changed; Lori is still missing and so far no one has a clue as to what happened.
Auburn Police say they are getting assistance from the FBI and the ABI. Meantime, WSFA 12 News was unable to reach Lori's mom for a response.
A couple of tip lines to remember if you have any information that could help police. Call them directly at 334-501-7337 or the Lee County Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-888-522-7847.