Lisa Hazard has been missing since March 5th, 2019. The 29 year-old woman was last seen in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Shortly before she vanished, Lisa had told her friends that she wanted to turn her life around. She had been struggling with drug addiction and reportedly wanted to get clean. Lisa's sister unfortunately passed away from a drug overdose a few months before Lisa disappeared. According to friends, her sister's passing is what made Lisa finally decide to get treatment for her addiction.
Lisa's close friend Eddie Pimental stated that he last spoke to Lisa on March 4th, 2019. Lisa had been staying with Eddie at his mother's home in Taunton in the months leading up to her disappearance. Eddie and Lisa last communicated through Facebook messenger, and during their conversation Lisa told Eddie that she was going to visit her three year-old son in New Bedford. She also reportedly said that she was going to enter a rehabilitation center soon. The father of Lisa's son said that Lisa told him she was going to go buy drugs in Fall River before checking into the rehabilitation center. She was then reportedly picked up at the father of her son's home by an unspecified individual. Lisa has never been seen or heard from again.
Lisa's family members reported her missing over a month later. However, a missing persons alert was not issued to the local media until June 2019. Lisa's friend Eddie has expressed his belief that the police did not take Lisa's disappearance seriously due to her history of substance abuse. Eddie also said that he urged police to track down a small-time local drug dealer who had sold drugs to Lisa in the past. Eddie believes that this man was the person who picked Lisa up on the day she vanished. This has not been confirmed by police--but Eddie remains adamant that he might have information about Lisa's disappearance. Eddie explained that this man apparently stated he had not seen or contacted Lisa since January, but there are screenshots of Facebook messages that proved that this was not true. Eddie has reportedly turned over these screenshots to police but it is unclear if this man has been fully investigated.
A detective working the case told reporters that everyone they have interviewed in regards to Lisa's disappearance has been cooperative and they have not been able to identify a person-of-interest. Still, foul play has not been ruled out in the case and the investigation remains active. If you have any information that could lead to Lisa's whereabouts, please call the anonymous tip line at 508-672-8477.