Reality TV Contestant Goes Missing in Southern California

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 20, 2016 Updated: December 20, 2016

A 36-year-old former reality TV contestant has gone missing, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Lisa Marie Naegle, a nurse, was last seen leaving a party in Alpine Village in Torrance, California, on early Sunday morning, NBC Los Angeles reported, citing police.

Her family told the station they haven’t seen or heard from her since then. They reported her missing at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, the LAPD said.

“I want my wife home,” husband Derek Harryman told the NBC affiliate. “Her family wants her home. We all want her home.”

It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that a suspect, a nursing student, was arrested on suspicion of murder by the LAPD. He was identified as Jackie Jerome Rogers, and he was arrested after Neagle’s family confronted him, showing inconsistencies, according to TMZ, which quoted police sources.

A photo that was taken via a surveillance camera shows her leaving the party, and her family believes it might hold a clue to why she went missing.

“I’m just worried. I don’t know. A million things are going through my head. I don’t know where my wife is,” Harryman said.


And her family fears foul play might have occurred. 

According to ABC7, Neagle’s family said she went to the event with Rogers. But her sister, Danielle Naegle-Kaimona, said the student told the family they didn’t leave together.

“We begged and pleaded that he’d come to our home to kind of give us details on what time, where were things, and when he left her, but while he was talking to us and telling us his story, multiple different times he said he absolutely did not go home with her, or did not take her home,” Naegle-Kaimona was quoted as saying, referring to Rogers, who wasn’t named in the NBC report.

Harryman and Naegle-Kaimona don’t believe Rogers’ whole story, ABC reported.

He has since been taken into custody.

She appeared on the reality TV show, “Bridalplasty,” in 2010, which featured 12 brides who moved into a mansion to compete for a wedding, according to the Mercury News. The winner also got plastic surgery. She got fourth place.