Debra Lee McCoy
McCoy, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 01/24/1991
Missing location (approx) :
San Jacinto, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/30/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved white blouse, jeans and sandals.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic female. Light brown hair, brown eyes. McCoy has a tattoo of mountain peaks on her left shoulder and a tattoo of a peacock on her inner left ankle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McCoy accompanied a male friend to the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation in California on January 24, 1991. They met another male acquaintance once they arrived on the reservation.
The men went deer hunting on the property and left McCoy to retrieve an animal's carcass. They told authorities that she had disappeared by the time they returned. McCoy has never been seen again. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Riverside County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
October 12, 2004. November 20, 2005; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.