Missing Henry County lesbian found dead

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READ MORE | Police won’t say how Lisa Lawson died A 40-year-old lesbian from Henry County who’s been missing for nearly three weeks has been found dead, just days after her girlfriend launched a social media campaign to try and find her. Michelle Alexander (top photo, right) posted to Facebook on Wednesday morning that Lisa Lawson’s body has been found, but did not offer details of what happened. Lawson (top photo left, second photo) was reported missing on Nov. 19.

It is with the greatest level of sadness that I have to come to you all and let you know that Lisa has been found, but she is no longer with us. We really do not care to discuss the details so please understand if I don't respond. We are working on arrangements and will let everyone know when services will be. #lisamatters Rest In Peace Lisa... I love you more than Love...
In a second post, Alexander offered a touching goodbye to her girlfriend of about five months.
Lisa I love you more than love. When we met, I knew you were an awesome woman, and four years later when we fell in love, I knew you were the one my heart could rest with. You loved me for me and in a way that no one ever had... You will always be my Lisa Love... Seek Joy in All You Do... That was always my message to you.. So now, as you are surrounded by a love that surpasses all understanding, know that you will forever be in my heart and in my spirit and your energy is with me.. I breathe you.... Rest in Power and Joy
Alexander declined to discuss Lawson’s death on Wednesday. But she said a vigil is being planned for next week. In an earlier interview with the GA Voice, she expressed frustration that a missing persons report filed with the Clayton County Police Department was not being taken more seriously. Lawson was last seen in Clayton.
“I really don't know. The family and I have tried to ponder,” Alexander said. “There were some text messages sent to me and some family members telling us that she loved us very much and then she disappeared. We don't know if she ran away. We don't know if she's in a ditch somewhere. We just don't know.” “What they could do is get me the cell tower records so we can see where her phone was ringing from. That would help us. Maybe she did run away? Maybe she did travel somewhere. It would help us understand and have a trail. Without cooperation from them, and no support and follow-up, we're just left sitting here and asking how come no one is helping us,” Alexander said.
A Clayton police spokesperson could not be immediately reached on Wednesday. Alexander’s concerns about the police investigation led her to create an online campaign to find Lawson. The effort included launching a website, a Facebook group and on Tuesday, a touching video posted to YouTube. The video received more than 7,400 views before it was made private on Wednesday. On the website, Lawson was described as last seen wearing a red Atlanta Falcons sweatshirt, black sweat pants and shoes. She drove a dark green 2001 Chevy Suburban. “That morning we got out of bed, I kissed her goodbye and I went to work. That was the last time I saw her. We exchanged a few texts throughout the day, she dropped a family member off at work and then she disappeared,” Alexander says in the video. Alexander, a blogger and internet talk show host, is a cast member of "The Other Women of America." The show, which is in development, includes several lesbian cast members from Atlanta. One of the show's co-producers, celebrated former professional basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw, was jailed last month on charges that she attacked and shot into the car of her former girlfriend. UPDATE: Clayton County police discovered Lawson's body on Tuesday about 11 p.m. She was found inside her vehicle in the City of McDonough as police expanded an initial seach of Lawson's last known whereabouts, according to Sgt. K.T. Hughes, a spokesperson for Clayton police. Photos via Michelle Alexander


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