Deborah Yvonne Reynolds

Reynolds, circa 2018; Deangelo Martin

  • Missing Since 08/03/2018
  • Missing From Detroit, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 63 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0, 110 - 130 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A pink short-sleeved cotton blouse and a knee-length denim skirt.
  • Medical Conditions Reynolds suffers from dementia.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Graying black hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Reynolds was last seen when she was dropped off at State Fair Avenue and Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan with Deangelo Kenneth Martin on August 3, 2018. The police were called to a 7-11 store in east Ferndale, Michigan to respond to a report of "suspicious or disorderly people." The report concerned Reynolds and Martin.

Each of them took a breathalyzer test; Martin was shown to be drunk, but Reynolds's test was inconclusive. She was cited for drinking from an open container in public, and the police drove the pair across Eight Mile Road and dropped them off at a gas station, as per their request. Reynolds has never been heard from again.

A photo of Martin is posted with this case summary. In June 2019, he was charged with attempted murder and four counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault in connection with the sexual assault and stabbing of a 26-year-old woman in a house on Detroit's east side.

Martin is a suspected serial killer; he was homeless and frequented the area where the decomposed bodies of three murdered women, all of them sex workers, were found in March, May and June 2019. Investigators believe the killer lured the women into vacant homes, then sexually assaulted and murdered them.

Martin has not been charged in connection with Reynolds's disappearance, but due to the circumstances it's possible she could be a victim of the serial killer. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Detroit Police Department 313-596-1800

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 4, 2019; casefile added.