Vicke Lee Lamberton
Missing since February 1974 from Worcester, Massachusetts.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Lamberton was a psychology student at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1974. She and her husband were separated by February of that year. Lamberton moved out of their residence around that time. She stored the majority of her personal belongings in a garage owned by her psychology professor.
Lamberton's husband suspected that she was involved in a relationship with the professor at the time, though it has never been confirmed.
Lamberton called her husband, after they had been separated for approximately six weeks, sometime during February. They discussed the possibility of reconciliation and Lamberton said she would see him after returning from a weekend trip to Maine with one of her girlfriends. Lamberton has never been seen again.
Her husband became concerned when his wife failed to contact him after the weekend and called the girlfriend Lamberton supposedly accompanied to Maine. The friend said that she and Lamberton had not spoken recently and that there had been no trip to Maine the previous weekend.
Lamberton's husband went to Assumption College to ask if the professor had any knowledge of her whereabouts. Staff members told him that the professor was in Vale, Colorado for a skiing trip. He had only planned to spend the weekend, but had been hospitalized with pneumonia and would be in Colorado for two weeks.
Lamberton's husband suspected that she was in Colorado with the professor, although this has not been confirmed. He visited the professor sometime during March 1974, approximately one month after Lamberton was last seen. The professor admitted that he was storing her belongings in his garage, but claimed he did not know Lamberton well and did not know her whereabouts.
Lamberton's brothers retrieved her possessions from the professor's garage in 1975. None of her friends knew anything about her location or her plans. Some of Lamberton's family members believed that she chose to leave voluntarily and found a new relationship with another man. She apparently told her husband that she considered such an idea prior to her disappearance. As a result, a missing person's report was never filed for Lamberton with law enforcement at the time she was last seen.
Lamberton's Social Security number has not been utilized since 1974 and she has not renewed her driver's license since her disappearance.
One of Lamberton's brothers located a friend of his sister in 1980. The friend had not been questioned after Lamberton's initial 1974 disappearance. She said that Lamberton called her the night she last spoke to her estranged husband. Lamberton reportedly told her friend that she was going to Colorado with the professor that weekend.
The friend also said that Lamberton mentioned possible future marriage plans with the professor. Lamberton promised to call her friend when she returned from Colorado, but her friend never heard from her again.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Worcester Police Department
Detective Dan Sullivan
Detective William Donovan
508-799-8606 EXT 5681
Missing: Vicke Lee Lamberton