Danielle Marie Zacot
Zacot, approximate photo date 1999 Lucious Boyd
Missing since: 02/25/1999
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 09/02/1973 (46)
Age at time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight: 5'6, 105 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A gold ring set with small diamonds, sandals and possibly a sleeveless or short-sleeved fuschia and plaid white dress or a black dress, and a denim jacket.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Zacot has facial acne scars, horizontal stretch marks on her back, and a birthmark on the back of her thigh. Her ears are pierced. Her last name is pronounced "Zah-co."
Details at time of disappearance: Zacot's boyfriend, Brian O'Connor, told authorities that he left her apartment in northeast Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 25, 1999 between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. O'Connor stated that Zacot said she planned to watch television and drive to the grocery store around 1:00 a.m.
An employee at the Winn-Dixie Store on in the 1800 block of east Commercial Boulevard recalled the Zacot entered the building that evening and purchased a loaf of bread. Zacot has never been heard from again.
Zacot's loved ones became concerned when she failed to report for work at Argenti Designer Jewelers. O'Connor discovered Zacot's blue 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier with the Florida license plate number RAR-39Z parked in the Winn-Dixie lot on February 27, 1999, two days after her disappearance. The vehicle was locked and there was no sign of Zacot at the scene.
O'Connor cooperated with authorities and is not considered a suspect in Zacot's case. There has not been any activity on her credit cards or bank accounts since February 1999. When she disappeared, she left her apartment lights and television turned on. Her family has said that it is very uncharacteristic of Zacot to leave without contacting anyone. Foul play is suspected in her case.
A tip regarding Zacot's disappearance surfaced shortly after she was last seen. A witness claimed that Zacot was speaking to a well-dressed African-American man outside of the Winn-Dixie store on the night she vanished. The informant said that Zacot entered a white sports car with the man and sped away. The lead never panned out and the witness's statement has never been confirmed.
Zacot's parents and the police suspect that Lucious Boyd may know something about her case. A photo of him is posted with this case summary. A crack cocaine addict with violent tendencies, he was convicted in June 2002 of the rape and murder of Dawnia DaCosta. He had also been charged in the 1993 murder of an acquaintance, but pleaded self defense and was acquitted.
Boyd is a suspected serial killer and is the last person known to have been with Patrece Alston, who disappeared in 1998 and was never found. He has not been charged in any other disappearances or deaths, however.
While investigating Zacot's disappearance, investigators discovered that she and Boyd were acquainted with each other Zacot worked at a printing company that did business with a funeral home owned by Boyd's family. Boyd has refused to be interviewed about the case. He is being called a person of interest, not a suspect.
Zacot's case remains unsolved. She was employed as a graphic designer at the time of her disappearance.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Other information: Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Child Protection Education of America
America's Most Wanted
The Miami Herald
The Carol Sund/Carrington Memorial Foundation
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Broward-Palm Beach News Times
Florida Department of Corrections
Facebook Page for Danielle Zacot
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated September 5, 2018 distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.