ISHPEMING, Mich. (WWJ) – Two sisters from out-of-state have gone missing on a trip to visit family and sightsee in Michigan.
Police say Leslie Roy, from Nebraska, and Lee Marie Wright, from Oklahoma, were last seen in Ishpeming a week ago on April 10.
State Trooper Ryan Giroux said Roy, 53, and Wright, 56, were last seen checking out of a hotel after visiting their sister at a nursing home in Ishpeming.
“The plan was to do a trip up to Michigan to see their sister, which they did and they had a good visit there,” Giroux told WWJ’s Beth Fisher. “Their itinerary was to leave Ishpeming and head for Mackinaw City for a couple days, and then travel from Mackinaw down to Kalamazoo to visit more family — but they never arrived.”
Relatives said Roy and Wright never specified where they intended to stop along their travels — just that they were headed to Mackinaw for some sightseeing. But they never made it to their hotel.
“There was some rumor, speculation by family that they might have stopped at a casino or to see some waterfalls,” said Giroux. “We’ve been checking into that as well, but that’s not 100 percent confirmed.”
The women are said to be traveling in a white 2010 Ford Explorer with a Nebraska license plate number of either “TVC 973” or “TTM 081.”
“They do have cellphones but as far as we can tell, they are not currently working right now,” said Giroux. “There’s no evidence of foul play involved so right now, we’re just treating this as a missing persons [case].”
Roy is described as a white female about 5’3″ tall and 125 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
Wright is described as a white female about 5’1″ tall and 135 pounds with dark brown hair and blue eyes.
“We’ve received quite a few tips and we’ve been going through what we see, but everyone is eager to help out and we just have to see what fits,” said Giroux. “But we don’t have any concrete leads right now.”
Anyone with information on the women’s whereabouts is urged to contact Michigan State Police at 906-475-9922.