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Police: Inmate tip leads to search for Wis. woman (UPDATE)

In this Aug. 26, 1992, photo, Mark Depies, father of Laurie Depies, hangs a poster on a window at search headquarters at Christ the Rock Community Church in the town of Menasha. Menasha authorities said Monday that they are searching for the body of Laurie Depies, the 20-year-old woman who disappeared in 1992 after a convicted child kidnapper admitted his involvement. (AP Photo/The Post-Crescent, Ed Deschler)

In this Aug. 26, 1992, photo, Mark Depies, father of Laurie Depies, hangs a poster on a window at search headquarters at Christ the Rock Community Church in the town of Menasha. Menasha authorities said Monday that they are searching for the body of Laurie Depies, the 20-year-old woman who disappeared in 1992 after a convicted child kidnapper admitted his involvement. (AP Photo/The Post-Crescent, Ed Deschler)

By COLIN FLY
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police in Wisconsin say a convicted kidnapper serving a life sentence in North Carolina has admitted involvement in the 1992 disappearance of a Wisconsin woman and that they’re searching for the missing woman’s remains.

Laurie Depies, who disappeared in 1992, is shown in this photo taken in early 1990 by her parents and provided to The Associated Press. Her fate has been unknown, but police say they may have a new lead after a North Carolina convict recently said he kidnapped and killed Depies. (AP Photo/Depies Family)

Laurie Depies, who disappeared in 1992, is shown in this photo taken in early 1990 by her parents and provided to The Associated Press. Her fate has been unknown, but police say they may have a new lead after a North Carolina convict recently said he kidnapped and killed Depies. (AP Photo/Depies Family)

Town of Menasha police chief Rod McCants said Monday that 48-year-old Larry DeWayne Hall has not been charged in the disappearance of Laurie Depies but has been a person of interest in the case for years.

Depies was 20 years old when she vanished outside her boyfriend’s apartment after getting off work.

McCants said Hall admitted involvement in Depies’ disappearance during an interview with investigators in November.

Hall was convicted of kidnapping 15-year-old Jessica Roach in Georgetown, Ill., in 1993. She was found slain in a cornfield across the state border in Indiana.

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