Debra Kay Stewart

Above: Stewart, circa 1976


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 21, 1976 from Austin, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1956
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Stewart has a scar on one breast.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue patchwork jeans, a blue long-sleeved blouse with white stitching, a blue bandana, a wide belt and brown shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Stewart suffers from a chronic kidney condition requiring medication. She needs to drink plenty of fluids to keep her kidneys functioning.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stewart was last seen in Austin, Texas on May 21, 1976. She left work to go to a doctor's appointment at the University of Texas student health center, but never arrived there. She has never been heard from again. Her apartment was left in a neat, clean condition, and none of her belongings were missing. The day after Stewart's disappearance, her car was found abandoned about a mile from her apartment. It was locked and the keys were in the ignition.

    Stewart was a sophomore at the University of Texas in 1976, majoring in communications. She had a part-time job at a department store. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Fremont Argus


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 11, 2010; medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.

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