Lisa McPherson

Lisa McPherson was a Scientologist who died after 17 days in the custody of the Church of Scientology.

More about Lisa McPherson

Annoyance report

May 13, 1987: Annoyance report written by Carol Chamberlain on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Dev T Report

February 1, 1988: Billy Hathaway writes a Dev T Report on Lisa McPherson.

Dev T Chit

February 1, 1988: Carol Chamberlain writes a Dev T Chit on Lisa McPherson.

Time Machine Order

February 4, 1988: Brenda Hubert writes a Time Machine Order on Lisa McPherson.

Non-Compliance Report

February 6, 1988: Lola Sanchez writes a Non-Compliance Report on Lisa McPherson.

No Report Report

February 6, 1988: Billy Hathaway writes a No Report Report on Lisa McPherson.

No Report

February 8, 1988: Larry Shelton writes a No Report on Lisa McPherson.

No Report

February 8, 1988: Larry Shelton writes a No Report on Lisa McPherson.

Time Machine Order

February 9, 1988: Brenda Hubert writes a Time Machine Order on Lisa McPherson.

Non Compliance Chit

February 10, 1988: Carol Chamberlain writes a Non Compliance Chit on Lisa McPherson.

Lisa McPherson in the News

Date Title Blurb Tags
December 22, 1996 Scientologist's death: A family hunts for answers - a second article about Lisa McPherson which includes more personal informati Tampa Tribune: Scientologist's death: A family hunts for answers - a second article about Lisa McPherson which includes more personal information. deaths, Lisa McPherson
December 22, 1996 Scientolgist's Death: A Family Searches For Answers Lisa McPherson was a vibrant woman who valued her health and was looking forward to returning home. Shortly before Thanksgiving 1995, she called an old friend and family members and said she would be coming home for the holidays. For the first time in four years, she talked with her childhood friend Kellie Davis and told her she would be moving back to Dallas by Christmas. She also told her she would be leaving the Church of Scientology, of which she had been a member for half of her life. Dallas, Lisa McPherson, Press
December 21, 1996 Scientologist's Diaries Reveal Little Lisa McPherson wrote in her diaries of relationships with men; of exercising and diets; of working hard and paying off debts; of backaches and headaches; of dinners and holidays. From time to time, she also wrote using the unique vernacular of a Scientologist. A personal triumph might be called "a win." She looked forward to being "clear." Someone once had "run control" on her. Lisa McPherson, Press
December 20, 1996 Family Questions Details Of '95 Death The family and friends of a Clearwater woman who died last year in the care of friends from the Church of Scientology are calling for more answers. The woman, Lisa McPherson, was pronounced dead Dec. 5, 1995, at a New Port Richey hospital after several fellow Scientologists drove her there from the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater. McPherson had spent 17 days in the Scientology-owned hotel, resting and recuperating from unexplained anxiety, according to church officials. Dell Liebriech, an aunt of McPherson's, said she believes her niece "was held against her will." Clearwater, crimes, Lisa McPherson, Press
December 19, 1996 Lisa McPherson's death Tampa Tribune calls for a thorough investigation into Lisa McPherson's death. deaths, Lisa McPherson
December 18, 1996 editorial on Lisa McPherson's death An editorial in the St. Petersburg Times calls for a thorough investigation into Lisa McPherson's death. deaths, Lisa McPherson
December 18, 1996 Keep Investigation On Track Lisa McPherson was a member of the Church of Scientology for 18 years before she died in December 1995. Any objective review can only raise more questions about what happened to the 36-year-old woman in the 17 days between the traffic accident and her death. A year later, the Clearwater Police Department still is looking for answers and avoiding accusations. Instead of cooperating, the Church of Scientology has responded by attacking the police department and complaining of harassment. It is standard procedure for Scientologists to discourage scrutiny with tactics that smack of intimidation. The Clearwater Police Department and the state attorney's office should not allow such a strategy to derail this investigation. Clearwater, crimes, Lisa McPherson, Press
December 17, 1996 Church: Cops Planted False Story The Church of Scientology sent a statement to media outlets Monday attacking the police department that is investigating the death of one of its members. The Tampa Tribune reported Sunday that Clearwater police are trying to learn what happened to Lisa McPherson, 36, a member of the church who died a year ago after spending less than three weeks at the church's local headquarters. Scientology officials claim the police "planted a false story in The Tampa Tribune for the express purpose of creating hate and prejudice against the Church of Scientology." Clearwater, Lisa McPherson
December 16, 1996 Police Investigating Death of Scientologist Florida authorities are investigating the death of a Church of Scientology member who said she wanted to leave the church and ended up dead weeks later. Lisa McPherson, a 36-year-old originally from Dallas, spent half of her life as a Scientologist. But last year she called her family in Texas to say she wanted to quit the faith and come back home. "She goes to [the church's headquarters] for rest and relaxation and the next time there's any indication of what's happening to her is that on Dec. 5, 1995, she shows up at a hospital in New Port Richey and she's dead on arrival," said Clearwater Police Det. Sgt. Wayne Andrews. Clearwater, crimes, Lisa McPherson
December 15, 1996 Lisa McPherson's death Tampa Tribune reporter Cheryl Waldrip breaks the story of Lisa McPherson's death in a front page story. deaths, Lisa McPherson

Lisa McPherson in the News

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June 9, 1991 Commendation Commendation written by Carol South about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
February 8, 1991 Commendation Coleen Neary writes a Commendation on Lisa McPherson. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 23, 1988 No Report Report No Report Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 22, 1988 Non-Compliance Report Non-Compliance Report written by Carol South about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 18, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 17, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 16, 1988 Commendation Commendation written by Theresa Dolaway about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 10, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 9, 1988 No Report No Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
July 3, 1988 No Report No Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology