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Case File 567DFUT

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Debra Jean Kent
Missing since November 8, 1974 from Bountiful, Utah.
Classification: Involuntary


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Debra Kent disappeared after attending a high school play with her parents. They dropped her younger brother off at the local skating rink and went on to the high school. Debbie offered to pick up her brother while her parents stayed behind at the school, and hurried away to the parking lot around 22:30. Several people who lived near the school later admitted to hearing two short, terrified screams between 22:30 and 23.00.

Debby's brother waited at the rink, leaving the parents waiting until midnight. When they realized theirs was the only car left in the parking lot, they immediately called the Bountiful police. Later, a father told police he'd arrived late at the play and saw a light colored Volkswagen Bug racing away from the school.

A small handcuff key was found in the parking lot. The key matched handcuffs serial killer Ted Bundy used to try to abduct Carol DaRonch earlier that month. Nothing else was turned up.

Ted Bundy confessed to Debbie's murder before his execution. She has never been found.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
The Utah Missing Persons Clearinghouse
888-770-6477

Source Information:
Find A Grave

Utah History


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