Dwayne David Defazio
Missing since May 27, 1989 from Winter Park, Orange County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Defazio was last seen on May 27, 1989 when he went to the Fairbanks Inn near Winter Park with his friends and was dropped by his mother's house.
Defazio worked in the shipping department of Burdines department store at Orlando Fashion Square.
Police found blood stains on the floor and bed of Defazio's mobile home but could not tell if there had been a struggle.
His yellow Chevette was parked in his driveway with smashed windows and slashed tires.
Since Defazio's disappearance his family has tried to determine what could have happened. Since the disappearance Defazio's sister hired forensic psychics and personally interviewed people who saw her brother the night he disappeared. During the family's investigation the name of a suspect kept coming up. The suspects fiance told investigators that she drove him and another man to Defazio's mobile home the night Defazio vanished. The fiance said she came inside not knowing what was going to go on and observed the suspect stabbing Defazio repeatedly.
The suspect committed suicide in 2005 and investigators are convinced he knew they were getting ready to arrest him in connection with the Defazio case.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Orange County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 89123820
NCIC Number: M-363421124
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
THE ORLANDO SENTINEL 6/6/89
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