Debra Vanessa Townsel

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Above Images: Townsel, circa 1980


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1, 1980 from Deerfield, Florida
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 4, 1959
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Townsel may use the alias name Denese Thompson.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Townsel was last seen in Deerfield, Florida on July 1, 1980. She has never been heard from again. She left behind a young son. Few details are available in her case.


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



    Source Information
    Broward County Sheriff's Office
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Townsel Connection


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 21, 2016; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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