Lisa McVey Noland stared down one of Florida’s most notorious serial killers and lived to tell the tale. But not only that. She actually credits this harrowing encounter for saving her life.
Sadly, Lisa’s childhood was incredibly horrifying and traumatic. It got so bad that Lisa actually planned to end it all. But a chance encounter with a hideous cretin showed her how much grit and determination she had left.
Let’s dive into this unbelievable story of survival. And find out how Lisa McVey Noland single handedly took down Bobby Joe Long.
Source material for the case
Supreme Court of Florida: Long v. State
Lisa McVey Talks About Outsmarting a Serial Killer When She Was 17
From victim to survivor to deputy: Lone survivor of a Tampa serial killer will witness execution
Case of Bobby Joe Long: Notorious Tampa Bay serial killer executed
Tampa serial killer Bobby Joe Long is scheduled to be executed tonight. We remember the victims.
A convicted serial killer and rapist was executed as 2 women who survived his attacks watched
LONG GONE What happened to Bobby Joe Long?
BRAVE SURVIVOR Who is Lisa McVey and what happened to her?
The Terrifying True Story Behind Netflix’s ‘Believe Me: The Abduction Of Lisa McVey’
Read the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
The FBI was involved in the hunt for Bobby Joe Long. This bulletin outlines details about the hunt for the serial killer and rapist who terrorised the Tampa Bay area.
Learn more about the incredibly brave Lisa McVey Noland
Read Smoldering Embers
Lisa co-authored a book called Smoldering Embers with Joy Wellman and Susan Replogle.
I Survived a Serial Killer
Lisa shared her story on an episode of I Survived a Serial Killer titled "Tampa Terror".
Watch Believe Me
Netflix made a movie called "Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey".
Lisa McVey Noland is a hero
Lisa went on to become a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Like many people who have survived unbelievable trauma, she wanted to help others who’d been in her shoes. Particularly survivors of child abuse, elderly abuse, and sexual violence.