Discussion in '1980's Missing' started by fourboys, Oct 14, 2004.
Deanie turned 50 this month.
Bumping for Deanie. She has been missing for almost 36 years.....
Private investigator uses P.O. Box to try to solve 1981 Deanie Peters case
Not sure how long these bones went undiscovered but Grand Rapids, Michigan is not very far from Chicago, Illinois and the height and estimated age of victim could be a match for Deanie.
My mother was in Deanie's class. She remembers when Deanie went missing and knows most of the people involved in this case.
Deanie is not named but there is a search on going for 4-6 missing girls:
[h=1]Police search for 4 to 6 girls, long-missing, possibly buried in Mich. woods[/h]
More updates in Kimberly's Thread: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?16498-MI-Kimberly-King-12-Warren-16-Sept-1979/page5
[h=1]Cold case commander trades badge for retirement[/h]http://www.woodtv.com/news/kent-county/cold-case-commander-trades-badge-for-retirement/1183181392
Interesting! What does she think happened to Deanne?
Bumping for Deanie
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Dean Marie Peters
Dean, circa 1981; Age-progression to age 47 (circa 2013)
Missing Since 02/05/1981
Missing From Grand Rapids, Michigan
Classification Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth 09/24/1966 (53)
Age 14 years old
Height and Weight 5'2 - 5'3, 110 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description A brown ski jacket, a pink sweater, 27- to 32-inch Levi's blue jeans, white bikini panties, a size 34C Bali bra, a cream-colored scarf with the word "ski" written on it in dark brown letters, and white knee socks.
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Dean's nickname is Deanie. She smokes cigarettes, her ears are pierced and she has a birthmark on her lower back. Some agencies give her last name as "Pyle Peters."
Details of Disappearance
Dean was last seen at at Forest Hills Central Middle School in the 5800 block of Ada Drive southeast in Grand Rapids, Michigan at 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 1981. She was at her six-year-old brother's wrestling practice with her mother when she said she was going to the women's restroom and would be back shortly. She never returned and has not been heard from since.
Dean apparently never arrived at the restroom; no one saw her anywhere near there. She was last seen walking out the door of the gymnasium; accounts differ as to whether she was going to a friend's home or merely wanted to smoke a cigarette. She left her wallet, purse, makeup, jewelry, clothing and several hundred dollars behind at home.
Arthur Diaz, the school's custodian, was considered a possible suspect in Dean's disappearance for many years. He stated he was cleaning a school office the night of her disappearance and never saw her.
Authorities checked the school incinerator on the theory that someone might have tried to burn her body, but found no evidence. Diaz is no longer a suspect in Dean's case.
Another suspect is a local man, Bruce Bunch, who was seventeen years old and a high school junior in 1981. Over twenty years after Dean's disappearance, a female acquaintance of Bunch told police he told her a story about running over a girl at a school.
Bunch allegedly said he either ran or backed over the girl, took her body to Snow Avenue and buried it under a pile of rocks. This story has not been confirmed, but Bunch remains a suspect in Dean's disappearance.
His first wife stated he was violent and abusive towards her and, after drinking heavily, would sometimes black out and have no memory of what he did. She stated he once pushed her out of a moving vehicle and broke her ankle, and on another occasion threatened to run her off the road.
Bunch died of a heart attack in 2008. He was never charged or questioned in Dean's case. In 2011, authorities announced they believe he was responsible for Dean's death.
Two days before she went missing, Dean had a physical altercation at school with two other girls. They were fighting over a boy, and the two girls allegedly threatened Dean and told her to stay away from him. It's unclear whether the incident had anything to do with her later disappearance.
Dean wasn't having any serious problems with her family when she disappeared, she was a good student, and she does not have a prior history of running away from home. Several possible suspects were questioned after her disappearance, but no one has ever been charged.
She was an eighth-grader in 1981, and aspired towards a career as a model. She's originally from California, and her biological father lived there in 1981. Her mother and stepfather, with whom she lived, moved to Arizona after her disappearance. Her stepfather has been ruled out as a suspect in her case.
Dean was declared legally dead in 1991. In 2008, authorities reopened the investigation into her disappearance and appealed for anyone who was at the school that day to contact them. Her case remains unsolved.
Dean Marie Peters – The Charley Project
Bumping for Deanie missing 40 years now.
Additional photos added and details updated.
Dean Marie Peters – The Charley Project
Dean, circa 1981; Age-progression to age 53 (circa 2019)
Dean, circa 1981