Convicted Killer May Help Authorities Find Missing Girl

1/30/12 – Authorities want to bring an convicted kidnapper to the Fox Valley to see if he can lead officers to the remains of Laurie Depies, who’s been missing for almost 20 years. Larry Hall told officers where they could find Depies’s body — but they’ve found nothing. Now, Menasha town police lieutenant Mike Krueger tells the Appleton Post-Crescent his department is seeking federal-and-state approval to bring Hall to Wisconsin, in the hopes he can lead them to Depies’s remains. The 48-year-old Hall is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in North Carolina. He has admitted kidnapping 39 women from 1980-through-’94, and he said Depies is among those who died. But he was convicted in one death — that of 15-year-old Jessica Roach of Illinois in 1993. According to Krueger, Hall would like to resolve the case, especially for the Depies family. Depies vanished in August of 1992 from the parking lot of an apartment complex. She was heading to her boyfriend’s place after work — but she never made it to his apartment. Depies’s mother, Mary Wagner, says she’s skeptical about Hall’s motives. But at this point, she’s open to anything to get the case resolved.