Suzanne Lyall
Suzanne Lyall
Suzanne Lyall
Suzanne Lyall, age-progressed to 26 years
Suzanne Lyall, age-progressed to 33 years
– Circa 1998 –
Age-progressed to 26 years
Age-progressed to 33 years


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NAME: Suzanne G. Lyall
MISSING SINCE: March 2, 1998
FROM: Albany, New York

Suzanne “Suzy” Lyall was last seen on the night of March 2, 1998, at approximately 9:20 p.m., when she left her shift at the Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, NY. She was known to have boarded a Capital District Transit Authority bus heading to Collins Circle at the State University of New York (SUNY), in Albany, where she was a student. It is believed that she exited the bus at Collins Circle at approximately 9:45 p.m., which is the last known sighting of the young woman.

Mary Lyall, the mother of Suzy Lyall, told Crimesider: “When her dorm was checked, it appeared as if she was coming back. Her hair dryer was on the bed, all her personal items were still there&she had money on top of her desk, change.”

The morning after Suzy vanished, her boyfriend at the time, Richard Condon, contacted her parents to tell them that he couldn’t reach Suzy. “Her boyfriend told us that she was missing. I believe he said that Suzanne didn’t come home last night or something to that effect.” said Doug Lyall, Suzy’s father.

After some investigation, police discovered that an unidentified individual had used the Suzy’s credit-card the following day on March 3, 1998 at Stewart’s Store on the corner of Manning Boulevard and Central Avenue in Albany at approximately 4:00 p.m. When police viewed the stores security footage they noticed a African-American male come in around the same time the transaction took place. He was wearing a mid-length Carhartt-style jacket and a dark-colored Nike baseball cap with the company logo imprinted on the front. Some agencies refer to this possible witness as “Nike Man.” Police asked the young man to come forward but he never did nor did anyone come forward with his identity. – Click here to view a composite sketch of the person of interest.

According to NYPD, Suzy’s employee name-tag was discovered two months later in a grassy area near the visitors parking lot which is approximately 30 yards from CC bus stop.

Shortly before she disappeared she had spoken to a co-worker about a possible stalker. The co-worker would later tell investigators that Suzy didn’t appear to concerned/threatened with the thought of a stalker harming her. It is unknown if the potential stalker is tied to the unidentified male seen walking into Stewart’s Store.

Suzy’s parents refuse to give up. They created a website to keep their daughters case alive. One of the pages features a letter to her daughters – To the person who took Suzanne

Mary Lyall told Crimesider: “I want her back. I don t care how I get her back but I want her back”, when speaking about her daughter, Suzy.

The family along with the University of Albany raised $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.

CLOTHING: Suzanne was last seen wearing a long black denim coat, a black shirt, and blue jeans. She was carrying a black book bag and had long hair past her shoulders . She was known to be an avid computer user and enjoyed spending time conversing online. She may also have been wearing a polished 14-karat gold fluted bow ring, a frog-shaped silver ring and a necklace with a silver medallion inscribed with a runic character that resembles the letter “S” (jewelry pictured above)

Marks/Scars: Suzanne has a light brown birthmark on her left calf, a mole on her left cheek below her ear as well as two moles, one on each arm. She also has a (surgical) scar on her left foot and wears contact lenses.

Date of Birth: April 6, 1978 Hair: Light brown (she had light-colored highlights at the time of her disappearance)
Place of Birth: Saratoga, NY Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’3″ Weight: 175 pounds
Sex: Female Race: Caucasian
Age Then: 20 Age Now: 34

According to the Lyall’s family owned website, Suzy has been missing for 5400 days, 3 hours and 37 minutes. This family has waited long enough and needs closure.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact: New York State Police at 1-800-920-4150

Or contact:

Suzanne’s family by emailing – — or contact the NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-920-4150 or PO Box 38102 Albany, NY 12203-8102