Desir, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 02/07/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Palm Bay, Florida
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Desir disappeared from Palm Bay, Florida on February 7, 2009. In May 2021, a drone pilot spotted a car in a retention pond in Palm Bay and notified authorities. The car was Desir's silver two-door 2002 Ford Mustang. It was upside-down in the water with the windows rolled down, and skeletal remains, presumably Desir's, were inside it. He lived just around the corner from the pond. His death is under investigation.
Other information and links : ncy
Palm Bay Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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