Disappeared: Tinze Lucinda Huels
UPDATE 4/15/18: If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lucinda Huels please contact her daughter Deanna Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your interest in this case.
POPULAR SONG AROUND THE TIME
BILLY OCEAN: CARRIBEAN QUEEN
TINZE LUCINDA HARRIS-HUELS
GOES BY LUCINDA
DATE OF BIRTH: 4/6/67 TAMPA, FLORIDA
RESIDENCE: 8912 #2 OLD TEMPLE TERRACE HWY TAMPA, FLORIDA 33617
MISSING: 10/26/84 FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA (HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY)
CAUCASIAN FEMALE (MANY SITES INCORRECTLY STATE SHE IS HISPANIC)
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 5'5 140LBS
HAIR AND EYES: BROWN
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: CIRCULAR SHAPED BURN SCAR ON LEFT LEG. (INDENTATION ABOUT THE SIZE OF A QUARTER) GAP BETWEEN HER FRONT TEETH.
MARRIED: LARRY FRANCIS HUELS (DECEASED) (MARRIED ON 4-3-82)
MOTHER OF TWO: DEANNA AND CHRISTOPHER
CAR: 1972 FORD MUSTANG. GRAY IN COLOR. (HARD TOP)
(Photo Courtesy of Lucinda's Daughter)
NORTH AMERICAN MISSING PERSONS NETWORK
WHEREABOUTS STILL UNKNOWN
NATIONAL MISSING PERSON DIRECTORY
WRITING.COM ENTRY BY TINZE'S SON CHRIS
FOX13 STORY 11/2015
LARRY HUELS ON FIND A GRAVE
DETAILS OF CASE
On Friday October 26th 1984 Lucinda Huels left home to do laundry at a nearby laundromat at around 9pm. (40th and Busch Blvd in Tampa). According to her son Chris her husband Larry gave her $15 to do laundry. Her family have not seen her since. At around 9pm that night Lucinda's friend Neeka Owens claimed that Lucinda came by her Apartment (Which happened to be the same building Lucinda and her family lived in) and changed clothes. Then accompanied by a third friend Linda Simmons, went out for drinks at the Char-Pal Lounge (Which is now closed and has an interesting history in itself) According to Neeka Owens they arrived around 930pm. The 3 of them started to play pool for around an hour before they split up to mingle with the others at the bar. Some time after they stopped playing pool. Linda was approached by her Ex Husband Sam Simmons. Apparently he was very hostile and began to argue with Linda. (The day prior he had come to Linda's residence brandishing a gun and made some threats. Lucinda was not present at the time of the incident) Apparently they were able to eventually settle the dispute. According to Linda Simmons at some point she started talking to a man named Larry Douglas Moore. He offered her a job that she was supposed to start on the 29th. He claimed he owned a sign making and cleaning business. (Located on Fletcher and Florida Ave.) According to Neeka some of the other names of people Lucinda talked to were a Mike Reed, Buzze, and Keith. According to Neeka there were others Lucinda talked to but she didn't know them by name. And she only provided descriptions. She also stated that she was drinking at the time and not paying a lot of attention to what Lucinda was doing. Linda Simmons stated that she approached Lucinda around 12-1230am when she was leaving with a friend of hers named David. Lucinda was outside smoking pot with several people in the parking lot. Lucinda stated she did not want to go. She told Lucinda to meet her at her residence in one hour. (She never did) Neeka stated that around 1am she asked Lucinda to leave with her and Lucinda refused. Linda and Neeka noticed her car was still in the parking lot of the Char-Pal Lounge the following morning at around 9am. Both Linda and Neeka were concerned and went to Lucinda's residence and spoke to Lucinda's husband Larry. They wanted to see if Lucinda was home. She had not returned. They advised Larry of the whereabouts of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle the clothes were found inside clean and neatly folded but the keys were missing. 2 weeks after her disappearance her purse was found in the Zoo Campground of Busch Gardens inside a Men's Restroom. Her Cash, Driver's License, and Marriage Certificate were inside. To this day Lucinda has never been found or heard from. The following morning in the early morning hours Larry Douglas Moore and a James Williams were found asleep in a car on a corner at 30th and Bougainvillea. They were arrested for Marijuana and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. They were questioned regarding Lucinda's disappearance. When questioned they stated they didn't know where she was. From what I've read the Police did look into both as persons of interests. Moore refused to take a polygraph test. And stated to talk to his attorney if they had any further questions. The Police took pictures of both Moore and Williams as well as their car after they were questioned. As well as placed a hold on the firearm. Lucinda's family believe she would not have left of her own free will. She was planning her son's birthday at the time. Larry searched their residence for any clues regarding Lucinda's disappearance. But could find none. Larry believed both Neeka and Linda knew more about Lucinda's disappearance than they let on.
NEEKA CONNER OWENS-LEPAGE
Sorry, I had to! I found this while doing some research on this case. WOW! LMFAO! What an epic mugshot. Oh and she has had quite a few of them. And she has a fairly recent arrest as well. At one point in her life (According to Police Reports) she was a prostitute.
Only reason I have added this is that Larry Huels believed both Neeka and Linda new more about Lucinda's disappearance than they were letting on. I tend to agree. I have been unable at the moment to locate Linda Simmons. However I am working on that.
AMANDA "MANDY" DENNIS
In April 1992 Lucinda's daughter Deanna received a call from a woman who claimed to be Lucinda. She stated she had run away years ago to escape from the stress of being a young wife and mother. She stated she had been living in Tennessee and Arkansas. The family invited the woman thought to be Lucinda back home to live with them. The woman looked amazingly like Lucinda. She even had a corresponding scar on her left leg. She seemed to know some things about the family enough to convince the investigators as well as the family. She lived with the family for around 5 months before she turned out to be a runaway from Arkansas named Amanda Dennis. Blood Tests confirmed she was not Lucinda. Amanda Dennis would later state that she never knew Lucinda. Wouldn't be the first time a Con Artist would fool a family. And it won't be the last.
BOBBY JOE LONG
Some have speculated that she could be a victim of serial killer Bobby Joe Long. I am not gonna provide a whole lot of info on this pile of shit because I do not believe him to be involved. Can't believe this sunuva bitch is still sitting on Death Row. Long has denied any involvement in Lucinda's disappearance. I don't believe there is any evidence that points to Long. Just like in the Tammy Lynn Leppert case and Christopher Bernard Wilder. It looks to be a coincidence for now. The biggest knock against Long being involved for me is that he dumped his victim's bodies anywhere. He was very careless. And if he had something to do with Lucinda. I believe they would've found her body by now.
Not a whole lot to go on here. I will say right off that I don't believe Lucinda left of her own accord. Family members state that she was pretty caring towards her kids despite being so young. And that she had future plans. So I don't believe she up and left. Larry is documented as saying that they didn't have an argument the night she left. According to her daughter Deanna, Lucinda was a party girl. She loved to party. She had went out previously around once a month. When she did she came home around 3-4 am. Occasionally she wouldn't come home at all. Apparently this led to many fights between the two of them. And that she wrote many letters to Larry telling him she was sorry and how she would try and stop. Only to do it over again. He did see her in possession of marijuana on a few occasions and she was known to drink. I am not trying to blame the victim here. She was a young mom. She had some growing up to do. We all did at 17. I do think she unwillingly put herself in bad situations. The people she hung around with and did drugs with don't sound like a good crowd. She did however have good influences in her life. She just tended to be swayed by the bad ones. It's pretty obvious to me that her intention was to party that night. It wasn't to do the laundry. Doing laundry was an excuse that Lucinda used often to go out with her friends. Her Red Purse was discovered 2 weeks later by a James Reehner (Campground Employee) in a men's restroom at Busch Gardens Campground. It was under a bench by the showers. The purse was placed in the Lost and Found until he found out the purse was owned by a missing person. Interesting that it was left in a Men's Restroom. It is a Campground. One could assume that a woman could go into the Men's Restroom and plant the purse there. Or you could assume a male placed it in there as well. I just don't understand the reasoning for it. It was obviously placed there. No one tried to get rid of it. The purse contained her Florida Driver's License, Marriage Certificate, and several Coins. Among other various items. For the record I do not believe Larry had anything to do with Lucinda's disappearance. There are plenty of potential persons of interests in this case. I do believe Lucinda to be deceased. I am assisting the daughter at this point and will keep you apprised of developments.
I was able to get ahold of Larry Douglas Moore's Ex Wife. Danette informed me that as I gathered from what I read. Moore was not a good person. But I was not able to find him to question him because he is deceased. She did say she never heard him talk about Lucinda. Which doesn't mean a whole lot. She left me with the impression of being sincere and honest. She did state she remembers him speaking of the incident of being arrested for possession and having a firearm. But like I said. He didnt say anything about Lucinda. Will keep you aprised of further developments.
(All Photos Courtesy of Deanna Riley)