Debra Elizabeth Puente
Puente, approximate photo date 2017 Puente's car
Missing since: 03/28/2017
San Diego, California
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 12/17/1966 (53)
Age at time of disappearance: 50 years old
Height / Weight: 5'4, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A t-shirt and jeans.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Puente's nickname is Debi, and some accounts spell her name "Deborah." She has a large mole on her left cheekbone under her eye, and scars on her leg. Her ears are pierced.
Details at time of disappearance: Puente was last seen driving away from the Longhorn Bar & Grill near Friars and Mission Gorge Roads at 11:00 p.m. on March 28, 2017. She had gone out with friends after work. She has never been heard from again.
Her vehicle, a black four-door 2013 Hyundai with the California license plate number 6XRP212, was found abandoned in the 5000 block of Santa Cruz Avenue near Bacon Street in Ocean Beach, California on April 5. Her wallet, keys identification were locked inside the vehicle.
The car had three tickets on it the first time it was ticketed was 6:00 a.m. on March 29. A photo of it is posted with this case summary. Puente was a regular patron at some bars in Ocean Beach, and she has previously been comfortable making friends with homeless people and travelers.
It's uncharacteristic of Puente to leave without warning or to not show up at her job, which she had held for about fifteen years. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: San Diego Police Department
Other information: California Attorney General's Office
Facebook Page for Deborah Puente
Fox 5 San Diego
ABC 10 News
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated December 22, 2019 details of disappearance updated.