FL FL - Debora Howard, 20, Live Oak, 24 September 1976

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    Debora Jean Howard

    Namus
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/43158/4/


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    Age last seen:
    20
    Race
    : White female
    Hair color: Brown
    Eyes color: Green
    Height: 60.0 to 65.0
    Weight
    : 100.0 to 130.0
    Scars and marks: mole birthmark on hip; perfect teeth
    Clothing and accessories: possibly wearing a Suwanee High School ring; wore prescription eyeglasses
    Transportation methods: unknown
    Dental
    : Is available and entered
    DNA: Sample submitted - tests not complete
    Fingerprints: is not available

    Circumstances: MP went missing and was never heard from after September 24, 1976.
     


  2. alawaysslueth

    alawaysslueth Member

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    I cannot seem too find anything on her disappernce online
     
  3. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    She is in Florida Missing FB pages https://www.facebook.com/unidentifiedinflorida/posts/553495358368320 (need to scroll a bit.)

    She is mentioned there quite a few times and her nieces are working on her case. They just recently discovered that correct date of her missing was not 1977 as previously thought but 1976.
     
  4. Sambo78

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    I am one of her nieces. Thank you so much for adding her case to your page!

    Due to mishandling of the case 42 years ago, there was not an "official" investigation into the disappearance of my Aunt Debbie. This happened 2 years before I was born so I was relying on information from my mom. The original date of 1977 was due to that misinformation. Recently, I had it in my heart to find out more about her. Therefore, I joined groups on Facebook dedicated to missing and unidentified people. With the help of a few people, I was able to have an investigation opened as well as active and she was entered into NamUs.

    I'm hoping to do more local research in the coming months to see if anything was ever in the local papers. However, I will probably have to visit my local library and go through their microfiche files of the paper from 1976 (IF they have them). My family and I sincerely appreciate everything that is being done to bring a resolution to my aunt's disappearance.
     
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  5. Archangel85

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    Could you tell us more about the circumstances of her disappearance? With more information I could add her to my "Missing and Forgotten" Facebook page
     
  6. Coffee56

    Coffee56 Well-Known Member

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    1974 Suwannee High School, Live Oak, FL

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  7. Sambo78

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    As this is an active & ongoing investigation, I don't know if it would be "wise" to divulge too much information at this time. I don't want to jeopardize the case. I simply want a resolution & closure for my family. Possibly, in the future, I will be able to add more. I will keep this thread updated.

    As of now, the local sheriff's office has collected DNA samples from 2 of my aunts to submit in case of the discovery of her remains. Also, due to some of the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, there is a suspect who is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. This fact alone is why I can't divulge any other details.
     
  8. Sambo78

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    Thank you for this better quality photo of my aunt!
     
  9. marsyao

    marsyao Well-Known Member

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    I don't think disclose some general information such as what was the last place she was seen would jeopardize the case.
     
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  10. Archangel85

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    I think what we want to know is when was she last seen and where. Since we only have a date
     
  11. marsyao

    marsyao Well-Known Member

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    according to the Charley project: http://charleyproject.org/case/debora-jean-howard
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    This George Allen McCraney guy has a lengthy criminal record, he is now serving a life sentence in Florida

    http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Miami-Dade-County-FL/George-A-Mccraney.3844210.html
     
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  12. Archangel85

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    He was only 24 when Debora disappeared. Probably spoke to her or charmed her in order to do something. His criminal record of attempted rape and murder explains why police suspects foul play.
     
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  13. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola 70's-80's Jane Doe's

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    FL – Debora “Debbie” Jean Howard, W/F, 20, Live Oak, Suwanee Co, 24 Sep 1976

    Debora “Debbie” Jean Howard
    *Alias: Deborah


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    1974 * 1973 * 1972 * 1971

    Last Seen: September 24th, 1976

    Missing From: Live Oak, Suwanee County, Florida


    Physical/Clothing/Medical
    Race:
    White
    Sex: Female
    Age: 20 Years Old
    DOB: 07/20/1956
    Height: 5’0-5’5” (60”-65”)
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Hair: Brown
    Eye Color: Green
    Clothing:
    Jewelry:
    Possibly wearing a Suwanee HS ring
    Characteristics/Medical/Scars: Wore prescription eyeglasses, perfect teeth, mole/birthmark on hip
    Transportation:
    Fingerprint Status
    : Not Available
    Dental Status: Available
    DNA Status: Submitted Test Not Complete


    Circumstances:
    Debora was never heard from again after September 24th, 1976, she may have been in the company of George Allen McCraney whom is currently serving a life sentence in Florida.


    Investigating Agencies:
    Suwanee County Sheriff’s Office
    200 South Ohio Avenue, Suite 105
    Live Oak, FL. 32064
    Tele: 386.362.2222 / 386.364.3416
    MP Case # SCSO18off004098
    Contact: Det Jake Brooks
    Web: Home -

    Information Sources:
    NAMUS
    MP Case # 43158: Missing Person Case
    Case Manager: Carrie Sutherland
    Tele: 817.202.5931
    E-Mail: Carrie.Sutherland@unthsc.edu

    The Charley Project - Debora Jean Howard – The Charley Project

    Florida, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    Tele: 888.356.4774
    Florida Missing Person Flyer

    Florida CIC Case # SCSO18OFF004098
    Missing Persons
     
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  14. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola 70's-80's Jane Doe's

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    After 40 years, Suwannee County has suspect in missing persons case
     
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  16. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola 70's-80's Jane Doe's

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    42 years since Debora Howard's disappearance

    It's been 42 years since a young woman from Suwannee County went missing in Lake City.
    Sheriff's deputies say Debora Howard, 20 went to a bar in Lake City with her boyfriend, George "Alan" McCraney, and her friends. In August, we told you how deputies reopened her cold case.
    Deputies now say they suspect McCraney is to blame for her disappearance. McCraney is currently in prison serving two life sentences for armed robbery. Two of Howard's sisters are working with investigators to help solve her case.
     
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  18. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola 70's-80's Jane Doe's

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    SCSO investigating Howard’s 1976 disappearance

    t seen in 1976, Debora Howard’s family is hoping to finally find some answers and get some closure.

    Howard, 20 at the time, disappeared Sept. 24, 1976, after going to the Rock Lounge in Lake City with her boyfriend George “Allen” McCraney and two of their friends.

    McCraney told Howard’s mother the next day that after passing out he woke up to find Howard and all of her stuff gone.
     
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  19. CastlesBurning

    CastlesBurning Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Debora...it's now been over 44 years.
     
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