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Deborah Lois Dean
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 3, 1985
Location Last Seen: St. Louis, Missouri
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.
Date of Birth: December 11, 1961
Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'0 to 5'2
Weight at Time of Disappearance: 125-135 lbs
Hair Color: Shoulder length thick brown hair that was curly when cut short or with wavy when it's long, but changes styles
Eye Color: Blue/green eyes
Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Deb, Debbie
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Small athletic build. Earlobe piercings in both ears and several piercings in the upper part of
one of her ears, right handed. Deborah wears prescription contacts and/or prescription eyeglasses. The contacts had a slight green tint and
the eyeglasses had a slight sunglass tint when she went missing.
Dentals: Available; As a young baby, Deborah had asthma and was treated with a medication that discolored her teeth. Her adult
teeth had a distinct greenish color.
DNA: Available (MtDNA in NMPDD)
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: She has a strong sense of fashion. She typically wore shirts, vests & blouses, high heels, boots when dressing up and
jeans/shorts, tennis shoes when dressing down.
Jewelry: She typically wore rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and a wristwatch.
Additional Personal Items: Carries a purse.
Circumstances of Disappearance
On May 3, 1985 at 5:00 a.m. Dean was on her way home by Greyhound bus to Tucson, Arizona, from Pennsylvania, where she had been visiting a friend.
She definitely made it as far as St. Louis, Missouri, where she called and talked with a family member in Tucson. Her family believes she then went on
by Greyhound bus to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then on to Oklahoma City, possibly by bus. She was to have been picked up by family in Phoenix, Arizona, but
Her single piece of luggage went on through to Los Angeles and was sent back to her family. Her purse was found at a truck-stop cafe outside St. Louis
on the Greyhound route, was never claimed and was then mailed in August 1985 to her address in Tucson, the address where she was living with her family.
Deborah wears prescription contacts and/or prescription eyeglasses. These items were not found in either her luggage or her purse.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: St. Louis Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. Josepgh Burgoon
Agency Phone Number: 314-444-5371
NCIC Case Number: M513928253
NamUs Case Number: MP #1506
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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