Where is Lisa McVey now?

THE crime drama Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVery tells the story of Lisa's story of abduction and escape from serial killer Bobby Joe Long.

Believe Me began streaming on Netflix UK on June 1 and has remained one of the most-watched shows since.

Where is Lisa McVey now?

The now 54-year-old now goes by Lisa Noland and lives in Hillsborough County, Florida not far from where she was abducted.

In May 2019, Lisa attended Bobby's execution and updated the crowd on her life and how the abduction changed her life forever.

She works as Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy specializing in sex crimes working to protect children for almost two decades.

She explained to Fox 13, "A protector. No one's going to get hurt on my watch." 

Lisa also works as a school resource deputy and motivational speaker – using her story to empower victims.

She claims that her experience of sexual abuse as a young child and then her abduction and rape, "was my motivation to become a police officer. I'm no longer a victim."

She hopes that the documentary will empower victims to overcome their struggles, "It's to show people how to embrace life after horrific things happen to you.'

"Maybe physical things, maybe mental or emotional, I want to be an inspiration to others."

How did Lisa McVery escape?

Lisa was abducted by serial killer Bobby Joe Long on November 3, 1984, when she was 17 years old.

The teenager was riding her bike home at night from her job at a doughnut shop when she was knocked off her bike and dragged into a car before being held at gunpoint.

She remembers being worried about the killer who was on the loose, "And then you think, 'It can't happen to me,' but it did." 

After being captured, she was blindfolded and tied up while she was held for 26 hours being raped so many times that she lost count.

Despite being blindfolded, she used her hands to decipher his features, caught a glimpse of his license plate, counted the number of stairs to his apartment, and made sure to leave her DNA around his place.

"At one time he placed my hands on his face. There were pockmarks, a small mustache, small ears, short hair, clean-cut, kind of stout, but not overweight; a big guy."

All of this information helped the police to track down and arrest the serial killer.

Her previous experience of being abused by her grandmother's boyfriend as a young girl aided her in talking her captor into releasing her as she talked to him "like a 4-year-old."

"I said, 'Listen, it's unfortunate how we met, but I can be your girlfriend. I could take care of you, and no one ever has to know.'"

She also told him that she had a sick father that only she could care for and after 26 hours, Long dropped her off near the spot where she was taken.

"So he drove off. I pulled my blindfold down, and the first thing I saw was this gorgeous, beautiful oak tree. That's the moment I knew my life was about to change for the good. I saw the branches of new life."

How can I watch Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVery?

The movie first premiered on Lifetime in 2018 after it's first screening in at the same cinema in Tampa, Florida where killer Bobby Joe Long was captured.

Interested viewers can subscribe to Lifetime Movie Club for $3.99/ month and is available to buy on Prime Video, Vudu, or Microsoft Store. 

On June 1st, it began streaming on Netflix in the UK but has not made it to Netflix in the US.

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