Deisy Herrera

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Left: Deisy, circa 1987;
Right: Age-progression to age 29 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 28, 1987 from Kern, California
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 6, 1984
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Deisy has scars on the back of her neck, her left buttock, her back, her right shoulder, her kidney area and on her left elbow. Her first name may be spelled "Daisy."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white mesh t-shirt with a horizontal pink stripe and a vertical blue stripe, pink sweatpants, white sneakers and bar-type earrings with small gold flowers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Deisy was last seen playing with her five siblings in the front yard of their family's residence in the 400 block of Washington Street in Kern, California on December 28, 1987. She and her siblings were playing hide-and-seek. When they called for her, she had disappeared. She has never been heard from again.

    Authorities considered Gene Estel McCurdy a possible suspect in Deisy's abduction. McCurdy was sentenced to death in California in 1997 for the 1995 abduction and murder of an eight-year-old girl. Investigators believe he may have been involved in several other abductions or murders, including Deisy's case. McCurdy, a Navy veteran, has maintained his innocence in all charges and allegations.

    Deisy's parents were estranged at the time of her disappearance and her father ultimately moved to Mexico. Authorities checked but could find no evidence that she was in Mexico or that either of her parents were involved in her case. There have been no arrests in Deisy's case and her disappearance remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kern County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Operation Lookout
    The Fresno Bee
    KGET 17
    KBFX News


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 18, 2014; age-progression added.

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