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Megan Lancaster

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Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Megan Lancaster

Missing from
Portsmouth, Ohio - USA
Nationality
Case Entered
  May 22, 2021
Status
   Active
Current Classification
  Suspicious Circumstances
Source of Record
  Local Law Enforcement
Last Updated
Verification Status
Yes

Physical Description

Gender
   Female
Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
  
Race
Hair Color
  Blonde
Eye Color
  Brown
Height
  5-6
Weight
  115 lbs
  Last Seen Wearing
  Distinct Features
She has a birthmark on her abdomen and a tattoo of colorful angel wings with “Rhys” in cursive writing on her right shoulder.
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Megan Lancaster was last seen by family or friends on April 03, 2013.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Portsmouth Police Department recently released an age-progression image of Megan Lancaster, a missing southern Ohio woman, and are seeking the public’s assistance with the case.

“As a forensic tool, an age-progression images may be helpful to renew the public’s interest in a case and might just bring out a tip that solves the case,” Attorney General Dave Yost said. “If you have any information regarding Megan’s disappearance or whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department.”

Lancaster has been missing since April 3, 2013. Her car was found abandoned two days later at a fast food restaurant in Portsmouth.

Lancaster was 25 years old when she went missing and would now be 33. BCI’s forensic artist constructed an age-progressed image of what Lancaster may look like now. Investigators hope that the new image prompts the public to submit tips to law enforcement.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Portsmouth Police Department at (740) 353-4101.

Lancaster is 5’6” tall, weighed 115 pounds and has blonde hair and brown eyes. She has a birthmark on her abdomen and a tattoo of colorful angel wings with “Rhys” in cursive writing on her right shoulder.

Click here to view the full bulletin.

In addition to creating age-progression images, BCI's forensic artist is available to assist local law enforcement with forensic facial reconstruction models and post-mortem images to help identify remains and locate missing persons.

BCI also offers the Ohio LINK (Linking Individuals Not Known) Program, a free service for law enforcement, coroners and families of missing individuals. The LINK Program was established through the Ohio Attorney General's Office in 1999 to help match DNA taken from family members of missing individuals to DNA from unidentified remains. Samples of DNA submitted by family members as part of the LINK Program are compared only to DNA samples of unidentified remains submitted through similar programs nationwide.

Analysts with BCI's Criminal Intelligence Unit also provide case review, investigative assistance, link charts and mapping. Law enforcement officials and family members of missing persons interested in learning more about the services that BCI's Missing Persons Unit provides should call 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446).

More coverage on this case you should read -
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/10/25/family-megan-lancaster-hopes-michael-mearan-arrests-lead-info/6030656002/

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Megan Lancaster, you are encouraged to contact the Portsmouth Police Department at (740) 353-4101, ask for Missing Persons. Be sure to have the case number available as you will need it.

Be Advised

If you see Megan Lancaster anywhere, please do not make contact. Call your local emergency number like (911) or the phone number indicated for law enforcement on this record and they will instruct you on what to do. You can also let them know Megan Lancaster's name and that they are profiled on this site. This way they can visit the profile and get information faster for follow up. You can always leave us a tip on what you saw by clicking the "Tip" link in the menu at the top of this page.

NOTICE: If the information contained in this missing persons profile is inaccurate, needs to be updated, or the person has been located, please let our staff know as soon as possible. Thank you.

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