Thursday, April 4, 2019

Today in True Crime: The Disappearance of Heather Janelle Lewis

Heather Lewis was only 13 years-old when she vanished on April 4th, 2003. She was last seen at her middle school in Ely, Nevada. Heather got suspended from school that day, as she was caught with cigarettes in her possession. She was sent home as a result, however she never made it home and has never been seen or heard from again.

Police initially believed that Heather was a runaway. At the time of her disappearance, she was struggling in her relationship with her stepmother. Heather also really missed her older brother, who had moved to Oklahoma. It was briefly considered that Heather might have attempted to run off to Oklahoma, however none of her relatives in that state have heard from her since she vanished.

Heather’s loved ones do not believe she was stay out-of-touch for this long by her own choice. While her family does not deny that she ran away, they believe that she might have come to harm after the fact. Heather’s disappearance remains unsolved today. If you have any information that could lead to her whereabouts, please contact the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 775-289-8808.


  1. Why were her parents or a guardian of some sort called to pick her up after being suspended? They just let her walk home or what? That's just asking for kids to go missing or be abducted. You'd think schools would be better at that kind of thing by now. Even when I was in school, the one time I was suspended, my parents had to go get me. They wouldn't let me leave campus otherwise.

  2. She was my friend and I remember that day the sheriff's department knocked on my door my mom answered it and they asked to speak to me. They asked me if I have seen her and I said yes at school the day before she was missing they asked me more questions like how I knew her and how long etc I answered all their questions. I asked them why they were asking these questions and they told me she was missing and was getting information to collect evidence for their investigation etc. I heard a lot of rumors going around town that she ran away from Ely and went to Las Vegas it's been years since she went missing and it's sad that she is still missing. I Google her after watching a YouTube video's of them finding missing people who sadly ended up in rivers and lakes.