Debra Herms Childers

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Above Images: Childers, circa 1995

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 22, 1995 from Bassemer City, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Childers has a scar on her abdomen and pierced ears.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Childers was last seen in Bassemer City, North Carolina on March 22, 1995, when she left home for a date in Clover. She was driving a dark blue 1985 Chevrolet Caprice at the time. She has never been heard from again. On April 9, the car was found abandoned in a wooded area off State Route 97 in Chester County, South Carolina. The vehicle's license plate was missing, but there were no indications of foul play.

    At the time of her disappearance, Childers was working at Threads USA and living with her former in-laws in the Creekside Mobile Home Park. It was they who reported her missing on March 29; they didn't do it sooner because she had a history of dropping out of sight for a few days at a time. Childers left behind two paychecks when she vanished. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Gaston County Police Department
    704-866-3320

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Charlotte Observer

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 20, 2011; casefile added.

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