Elisha’s Story

The Disappearance of Joyce Yost

On April 3 1985, Doug Lovell stalked, raped, and abducted Joyce Yost. Despite fearing for her safety, Joyce bravely forged on and pressed charges against her attacker.

Unfortunately Doug’s warped mind hatched a plan to ensure the case would never make it to trial. Setting in motion a series of events that displayed glaring oversights in the criminal justice system.

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Joyce Yost

Bill Holthaus

Holthaus’s notes about crime

Photos of Joyce’s injuries

Joyce’s carport

Doug Lovell

Doug + Billy Jack

Rhonda Buttars

Blood stained wash cloth

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