Deborah Suzzette Hernandez Moberg

Above: Deborah, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 9, 1987 from San Antonio, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 13, 1968
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Deborah's nickname is Debbie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue long-sleeved sweater and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Deborah was last seen in San Antonio, Texas on January 9, 1987. She was abducted from her home by her stepfather, Ray Moberg, on January 7, two days before she was last seen. Ray also abducted her eight-year-old half-sister and released the child at her grandmother's house the following day, but Deborah has never been heard from again.

    Ray was later captured and charged with molesting Deborah's half-sister, who is his biological daughter. For six months he refused to say where Deborah was, then admitted he shot her to death and disposed of her body in a dumpster. Extensive searches for Deborah's body were fruitless, but authorities believed Ray's story. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison for Deborah's homicide. Ray is also serving time for burglary and sexually assaulting three children. He has repeatedly been denied parole in the years since 1987.

    Deborah's half-sister told police that while her father was holding her captive, he was driving Deborah's red Ford Mustang hatchback. At one point he pulled up near a body of water with cattails and telephone poles and dropped something out of the back of the vehicle. Police searched various places for Deborah's body, but it has never been located. She was a senior at MacArthur High School in 1987. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Antonio Police Department


    Source Information
    Parents of Murdered Children
    The Doe Network
    The Dallas Morning News
    The San Antonio Express-News
    The New Braunfels Herald


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2017; height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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