Denise Christine Rodriguez
Denise, approximately 1984
Date reported missing : 03/10/1984
Missing location (approx) :
San Francisco, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/04/1966 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : White pants, a red blouse, red high-heeled shoes and a square-cut gold ring set with a ruby.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Denise has scars near her right eye and on her upper lip. Her right arm was bruised at the time of her 1984 disappearance. Denise's ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Denise was last seen on March 10, 1984. She was on a double date with her boyfriend, Richardo Lupercio, and another teenAge at the time of disappearance: couple. They went to visit the cliff area near the Sutro Baths section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at 2:30 a.m. The area is near the Fort Mason Center.
Denise was leaning against a guardrail when Richardo apparently leaned forward to embEthnicity : her. Denise lost her balance, when Richardo tried to grab her, they both fell thirty to fifty feet to the rocks and heavy surf below. Their friends couldn't see Denise after that, but saw Richardo lying on the rocks, screaming that something was wrong with his back and he couldn't move.
One of the pair's friends ran to the parking lot to get help, and the other friend ran down and tried to hold on to Richardo. Both Denise and Richardo were pulled out to sea, and were never seen again.
Denise lived in Belmont, California at the time of her disappearance, and Richardo lived in Daly City, California. Neither of them have ever been located, but they are presumed dead.
Other information and links : ncy
United States Park Police
Fort Mason Center Station
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
The San Francisco Examiner
October 12, 2004. September 22, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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