Suzanne Lyall’s family pleas for information on her disappearance 15 years later

ALBANY, N.Y. – Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of University at Albany student Suzanne Lyall and her family is making a plea to people in the Capital District to come forth with information they might have.

Lyall was last seen the night of March 2, 1998 when returning to the UAlbany campus from her part-time job. There were some theories she decided to take a hiatus from the pressure of midterm exams, left the area to
get away for her boyfriend or committed suicide, but the Lyall family remains in the belief she was murdered.

With no witnesses, no evidence and no crime scene there was little to go on, leaving her disappearance unresolved.

Suzanne's father, Doug Lyall, says he believes that her murderer was someone that she knew and trusted, since there was no sign of a forced abduction on campus.

“Fifteen years later our family still faces the unrelenting uncertainty around her
disappearance. We may never recover her
remains and provide the proper burial that is so important in continuing our
healing process,” Doug Lyall said. “It is also very difficult to think about the perpetrator
walking about, enjoying life, with the belief that he will never need to pay for
his crime. Justice needs to be served.”

Lyall is asking for anyone with information regarding Suzanne's disappearance, no matter the level of importance, to contact authorities. 

Information can be passed along anonymously if desired.

Call the GIVE TIP line

1(800)448-3847 or log
on to and click on the
Crime Tip link


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