On September 1, 2018, JPD officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Shale Drive in reference to a missing person. When they arrived on the scene, officers made contact with Sonia Mans, who stated that she had dropped by her sister-in-law’s residence to check on her welfare. Lisa Prescott was last seen at 6:30 p.m. the prior evening. Sonia discovered the front door of her sister’s house unlocked and her dog was running loose inside. She stated to the officers that this was unusual behavior for Lisa, because she would never leave the doors unlocked or let the dog run freely in the house while she was away from the home. She also discovered Lisa’s wallet, bank card and personal phone had not been taken by their owner. No signs of forced entry were discovered during the investigation.
Sonia’s daughter, Erika, resided at the residence with her aunt and was the primary caregiver and distributed her aunt’s daily medications. Lisa had been prescribed multiple medications at the time of her disappearance and they were not missing from the home. On the night Lisa went missing, Erika and a friend traveled to Blytheville, leaving her aunt at home alone. Erika’s young daughter recalled saying goodbye to her aunt before leaving with her mother.
Several attempts were made by JPD officers to locate Lisa. Calls were made to local behavioral health facilities along with the Craighead County Jail to make sure she had not checked herself in or was detained. Lisa’s information was entered into the ACIC database as missing and/or endangered the afternoon she was reported missing. Multiple searches of the area yielded no evidence or signs of Lisa.
The Jonesboro Police ICAC team obtained the security system taken from the residence on Shale and analyzed the contents of the system’s DVR. It was revealed that the system stopped working properly a year prior to this incident.
On September 3, 2018, the case was assigned to Detective Joe Robinson with the department, He was advised about Lisa’s ongoing prescription drug dependence, history of overdosing and other mental health issues.
Over the past year, tips have poured into the department about Lisa Prescott’s whereabouts ranging from Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. Jonesboro Police still need your help in locating Lisa Mans Prescott. If you have information that may lead to finding Lisa, please call the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 870-935-STOP..