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Case File: Deborah Lois Dean - 206DFMO

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Deborah Lois Dean

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: May 3, 1985
  • Location Last Seen: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: December 11, 1961
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Female
  • 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.
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • 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 never arrived.

    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.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    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.

    Information Source(s)
  • The Tucson Weekly
  • NamUs

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