The Doe Network:
Case File 156DFIL

Left: Sanders in 1984; Right: Age-progressed image of Sanders at age 16 (circa 1998)

Deborah Lyyn Sanders
Missing since October 15, 1984 from Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 15, 1982
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0; 50 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Sanders has a scar on her right ear.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Sanders was initially abducted by her noncustodial father, on September 24, 1984 from Chicago, Illinois.
Her father has since been located and served ten years for contempt of court. A pair of judges kept him behind bars for a decade because they said they did not believe he was telling investigators everything he knew about the little girl's disappearance in 1984. He was released in 1998. Sanders' whereabouts remain unknown. Her father has still not revealed her location to authorities.

If you have any information concerning Sanders' whereabouts, please contact:
Illinois State Police

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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