Debra Ann Harmon
Harmon, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 09/15/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/27/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 135 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Harmon was last seen in Jacksonville, Florida on September 15, 1988. She left home between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. to go to her boyfriend's house, never returned and has never been heard from again.
Just before her disappearance, Harmon had filed a police report accusing her boyfriend of aggravated assault, saying he had threatened to kill her if she didn't leave. She told the police that she and her boyfriend had been seeing each other for four years, but she was going to end the relationship because he was jealous. She said over the past four days, her boyfriend had pointed a rifle at her and threatened to kill her if he saw her outside her home or with another man.
The alleged assault happened at around 6:50 p.m. on September 15; Harmon disappeared just hours later. Her case remains unsolved.
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