Deisy, approximately 1987; Age when reported missing: 29 (approximately 2013)
Date reported missing : 12/28/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Non-Family Abduction
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/06/1984 (37)
Age at the time of disappearance: 3 years old
Height / Weight : 3'0, 40 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white mesh t-shirt with a horizontal pink stripe and a vertical blue stripe, pink sweatpants, white sneakers and bar-type earrings with small gold flowers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Deisy has scars on the back of her neck, her left buttock, her back, her right shoulder, her kidney area and on her left elbow. Her first name may be spelled "Daisy."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Deisy was last seen playing with her five siblings in the front yard of their family's residence in the 400 block of Washington Street in Kern, California on December 28, 1987. She and her siblings were playing hide-and-seek. When they called for her, she had disappeared. She has never been heard from again.
Authorities considered Gene Estel McCurdy a possible suspect in Deisy's abduction. McCurdy was sentenced to death in California in 1997 for the 1995 abduction and murder of an eight-year-old girl. Investigators believe he may have been involved in several other abductions or murders, including Deisy's case. McCurdy, a Navy veteran, has maintained his innocence in all charges and allegations.
Deisy's parents were estranged at the time of her disappearance and her father ultimately moved to Mexico. Authorities checked but could find no evidence that she was in Mexico or that either of her parents were involved in her case. Her mother has since died. There have been no arrests in Deisy's case and her disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Kern County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Fresno Bee
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The Kern Golden Empire
5 October 12, 2004. January 2, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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