file photo

file photo

Redmond Police reopen cold case under suspicion of foul play

Detectives are looking for new leads in the 2011 disappearance of Lorill Sinclaire.

Redmond Police are reopening a 2011 case involving the disappearance of a Redmond resident.

Lorill Sinclaire was last seen on Nov. 8, 2011, near Factoria Mall. She has not been heard from since that date, which according to those who know her, is uncharacteristic.

Her car, a burgundy 1991 Ford Escort, was found the same day in the 4200 block of 124th Avenue Southeast, not far from the mall. She was not in the car.

Sinclaire was reported to be visiting her boyfriend in the area before her disappearance. On Dec. 10, 2011, approximately 70 Search and Rescue volunteers with King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties searched a wooded area around Coal Creek Parkway and Factoria Boulevard in Bellevue for clues. The search produced no evidence.

Sinclaire was born on April 30, 1963. She was 49 years old when she went missing.

According to investigators, the case has gone in various directions, with detectives following many different leads. Since there have been no signs of activity or communication with her, investigators suspect foul play.

The case eventually went cold until police reopened it this year on the 10th anniversary of Sinclaire’s disappearance.

“We have more technology at our disposal that didn’t exist in 2011. We are using this technology to work to solve her case and bring closure to her family,” said Investigations Sergeant Jesse Bollerud with Redmond Police.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help with any recollection or new information related to Sinclaire’s disappearance. If there are any new leads, please call 425-556-2500.

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
JUDGED BY XII: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Derby Days. Courtesy of Experience Redmond.
Mark your calendars for Redmond’s annual Derby Days celebration

Attendees should expect two days of action-packed fun from July 8-9.

File photo.
Former Bellevue teacher sentenced in federal court over child pornography

Department of Justice says the man had 1,764 images of child sexual abuse in his possession.

Photo courtesy of King County.
Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

File photo.
Bellevue man charged in 2019 assault that left a man dead on a Redmond roadway

After a two-year investigation, Bradley Hibbard was arrested for murder in the second degree.

File photo
Fireworks ban takes effect this year in unincorporated King County

The new law does not extend to cities, which each have their own regulations around fireworks.

Vanesha Hari. Courtesy of Workforce Career Readiness.
Redmond High School student receives national recognition for excellence

From a young age, Vanesha Hari wanted to leave the world in a better place than she found it.

Most Read