Deborah Dee Sykes

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Above Images: Skyes, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 13, 2005 from Rathdrum, Idaho
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 30, 1967
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Sykes has previously fractured her right knee and one of her knee joints is artificial. She has a tattoo of a blue heart on her left breast and a tattoo of the Canadian flag on her right hip. Sykes may use the last name Gilchrist. She has broken and discolored teeth.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Black jeans, a black coat with a camel embroidered on the sleeve, white tennis shoes and earrings.
  • Medical Conditions: Sykes may be in need of medication for unspecified reasons. She does not have the medicine with her.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sykes was last seen in the 7100 block of west Winchester Street in Rathdrum, Idaho on February 13, 2005. Her husband went to the grocery store in the morning while she was still in bed, and when he returned, she was gone. She apparently took off her wedding ring and left her house on foot, leaving her purse and all her belongings behind.

    Sykes was distraught at the time she went missing, and she was known for drinking heavily. She doesn't have a serious criminal record, but at the time of her disappearance there was a warrant out for her arrest for writing bad checks. She was close to her family and had a reputation as a street-smart woman who could take care of herself. Sykes had left on her own in the past, but always returned within a day or two. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Rathdrum Police Department
    208-687-0711

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    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Person Clearinghouse
    NamUs
    The Pacific Northwest Inlander
    The Couer D'Alene Press
    KXLY
    East Idaho Cold Cases

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 6, 2015; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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