Detra Renvictoria McGuire
Detra, approximate photo date 1988
Missing since: 11/02/1988
Lake City, Florida
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Age at time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight: 5'7, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A gray shirt, striped blue jeans and pink bedroom slippers.
Other characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Detra has a mole on the right side of her neck.
Details at time of disappearance: Detra was last seen leaving her residence at Gatorwood Apartments off Huntsboro Street en route to the store at 7:00 p.m. on November 2, 1988. She disappeared with her two-year-old daughter, Roshanda McGuire. They lived with Detra's other child and her boyfriend in the same apartment building as Detra's parents.
A few minutes after 9:00 p.m. that same day, Roshanda's body was found lying in the road on eastbound Interstate 10 between Highway 441 and Highway 41. She had road rash, bruises, scratches and abrasions, and her neck was broken. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Detra's vehicle, a black 1988 Nissan Sentra with the Florida license plate number 729-AWC, was later found abandoned at Ellisville Truck Stop in Columbia County, Florida. There was no sign of her at the scene.
No one has ever been charged in Roshanda's death, but authorities stated her mother was not a suspect. Detra's disappearance remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Other information: NamUs
The Palm Beach Post
Crime Stoppers of Columbia County
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated February 26, 2018 details of disappearance updated.