Investigators Seek Clues in Case of Missing St. Paul Girl

Updated: 11/09/2012 12:04 AM KSTP.com By: Bill Lunn

A St. Paul girl missing for nearly 20 years is now the subject of a push by investigators to find out what happened to her. 

Hang Lee had a job interview in January of 1993, but it turns out the man she interviewed with had been convicted years before of raping a girl, lured under the guise of a job interview. Lee had no way of knowing that when she met with Mark Steven Wallace.

Lee was 17, and about to graduate from Highland Park High School. She had been working at Wong Cafe on Rice Street in St. Paul. Lee had a friend who worked for Wallace who said he could help. The three got together to talk, but they dropped the friend off first, leaving Lee and Wallace in a car together. Lee was never seen again, and to this day Wallace remains a suspect.

Wallace was arrested on drug charges in Carver County a few weeks ago. He also has a history of sex crimes, serving time for two, one involving a 16 year old girl lured by a job interview. Police tell KSTP they still have their eye on Wallace.

“Investigators have interviewed him in the past and the stories are conflicting and we just want more information at this point,” said St. Paul Police officer Mong Lee who is part of a team investigating the case.

Officer Lee knows the family and shares their pain.

“Its hard because we don't know where she is,” Officer Lee said. “And we don't have any info to find her, and being the father of a 16 year old daughter myself, I can only imagine how hard it is for the family right now.”

If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.