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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    Exclamation TN - Deborah Lyyn Sanders, 1, Memphis, 15 October 1984


    Deborah Lyyn Sanders
    Missing since October 15, 1984 from Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: October 15, 1982
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 1 year old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0; 50 lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
    <LI>Marks, Scars: Sanders has a scar on her right ear.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Sanders was initially abducted by her non-custodial father, Odell Shephard on September 24, 1984 from Chicago, Illinois.
    Her father has since been located and served ten years for contempt of court. A pair of judges kept Shephard behind bars for a decade because they said they did not believe he was telling investigators everything he knew about the little girl's disappearance in 1984. Shephard was released in 1998. Sanders' whereabouts remain unknown. Her father has still not revealed her location to authorities.

    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 05-04-2010 at 05:18 PM. Reason: updated doe network link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Sounds like the Porter case. They should've kept the scum in jail until he revealed where she was, or the feds found her, whichever came first.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Unfortunately, they couldn't, not on that charge anyway. Deborah's father was held for contempt of court, which was meant to coerce him into testifying. Legally, they had to let him go when they realized he was never going to talk, because contempt is supposed to be for coercion, not punishment. He did set a national record for the longest sentence served for contempt, though.

    I do not understand why he wasn't charged with kidnapping his daughter and threatening the mother. For that he could get a long sentence and might still be in prison now.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    This month will mark 26 years that Deborah has been missing. Come home soon sweetie.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2011
    ...Always remembering the missing...

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