Devin Janelle Brown-Boussetta
Brown-Boussetta, approximate photo date 2006
Missing since: 09/05/2006
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Biracial, Black, Hispanic
Date of Birth: 11/28/1980 (39)
Age at time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight: 5'2, 115 - 120 pounds
Other characteristics: Biracial (African-American/Hispanic) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Brown-Boussetta's nicknames are Dev and China. She may use the last name Dickerson. She has the following tattoos: the word "China" on her left arm, a flower on her right breast and a Chinese woman on her back. She has a burn scar on her upper right thigh and a scar on her earlobe from a previous tear. Brown-Boussetta speaks very slowly. Her ears are pierced and she has a gap between her upper front teeth.
Details at time of disappearance: Brown-Boussetta was last seen at approximately 2:30 p.m. on September 5, 2006 at her apartment in the vicinity of Southern Avenue and Natchez Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her landlord came by to make a repair and saw her eating Chinese food and ironing clothes, with a piece of delicate soaking in the sink. She has never been heard from again.
When she was reported missing and her landlord returned to the apartment with the police, it was in the same condition the landlord last seen it she said it looked like Brown-Bousetta had stepped out to run an errand and intended to return shortly. She has never been heard from again. Her white 1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX was later located abandoned in the parking lot of a gas station near her apartment.
Brown-Boussetta is originally from Florida. She had married in the summer of 2005, but her husband left her and filed for divorce after less than a year. The divorce was finalized in October 2006, a month after Brown-Boussetta's disappearance, when she failed to appear at court dates. Her ex-husband was not even aware she had disappeared until the Pittsburgh Police Department contacted him in 2008.
She has a young daughter from a prior relationship, and had a custody dispute with the child's father. The father had custody and lived with the girl in Florida at the time of Brown-Boussetta's disappearance. According to her loved ones, Brown-Boussetta was unhappy about the recent loss of her job and the loss of custody of her daughter.
The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear and her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Pittsburg Police Department
Other information: NamUs
The Pittsburgh Tribune
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated March 16, 2019 name corrected, two pictures added, details of disappearance updated.