Details of Disappearance Deborah disappeared from Hanford, California on June 12, 2006. In May 2008, her ex-husband, David Hawk, was charged with her murder. He was convicted in August 2009 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
In March 2016, a farmworker found Deborah's skeletal remains in a shallow grave in a barley field in Kings County, California. It was identified by dental records.