Debra Delane Killian
Killian, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 07/21/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/10/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 64 years old
Height / Weight : 4'9, 177 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light blue t-shirt and blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Killian suffers from bipolar disorder.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Killian's nickname is Debbie. Her ears are pierced. She has a scar on her lower abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Killian was last seen leaving her residence on California Street in Nederland, Texas at 2:30 p.m. on July 21, 2017. She walked away from home after an argument, without her phone, identification or any money, and has never been heard from again. Her husband reported her missing on July 24.
It isn't uncharacteristic of Killian to leave home for days at a time, but she's never been gone this long before. Her husband, whom she married in 1982, said she enjoyed volunteering in the community and helping the homeless, but that her mental illness worsened as she grew older and she would sometimes drop out of sight as a result.
Investigators think Killian may still be alive and may not want to be found. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Beaumont Enterprise
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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