Debra Marie Horgan

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Above Images: Horgan, circa 1997

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 29, 1997 from Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 27, 1957
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'6, 110 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Horgan's maiden name is King. She has a mole on her left cheek.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Horgan was last seen on April 29, 1997 at the Budget 8 Motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She had been hired for a job, but never showed up for work. On June 21, almost two months later, her white 1976 Ford Thunderbird was found in the west side of Albuquerque at Fortwna Road and west Coors Boulevard, abandoned and vandalized; it looked like it had been in an accident. A photograph of the car as it was found is posted below this case summary. Clothing, bags, tennis shoes, and broken glass was scattered all over the back seat and floorboards.

    Horgan has never been heard from again. Her mother claims that, two weeks prior to her disappearance, Horgan's boyfriend raped and beat her badly enough to put her in the hospital. No charges were filed in the incident. Horgan has lived in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi. She has previously worked as a cook and waitress for schools and restaurants. She left behind a husband and two children when she vanished; her husband died in September of 1997. Horgan's case remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected.

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    Above: Horgan's car

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Albuquerque Police Department
    505-924-6093

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    Source Information
    Missing Debra
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 6, 2010; alternate height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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