Article about Deanna Merryfield

I found this interesting article about the 1993 disappearance of thirteen-year-old Deanna Merryfield. Her twin sister was interviewed. The family had a lot of problems: alcoholic mother, sexual abuse of Deanna by a relative, they were passed back and forth among various members of the family. The twins were separated at the time Deanna went missing; she was with a grandmother, and her sister was with an uncle.

Deanna’s sister believes she ran away and is still alive, and from the sounds of it that’s a very real possibility. I hope she calls home. She may not want to be in touch with some of her relatives, but it would be nice if her sister could hear she was safe.

8 thoughts on “Article about Deanna Merryfield

  1. Cattt July 17, 2010 / 4:13 am

    That’s really amazing information.

  2. Lisa July 18, 2010 / 2:28 am

    I remember the big thread on Websleuths several years back about Deanna. If she really is still alive, I agree it would be nice if she could let her sister know she is ok.

  3. JC December 1, 2010 / 2:30 am

    Just found this post. Deanna has actually been missing since 1990. We wish Deanna would get in touch with the family too. (I am a friend of her sister.)

  4. Sheila February 26, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    I am a friend of the family as well and considered Deanna and Bekki among my best friends.I was very sad when Deanna went missing and I have thought many times over the years about her and her family hoping that some news will turn up.I pray for the Merryfields every day and hope that something turns up.

  5. JC February 27, 2011 / 1:24 pm


    Hi! There is a Facebook page for Deanna. Please go there-I would love to hear your memories about Deanna–perhaps you may have some info and not even know it. Did you know Deanna’s friend Skipper?

  6. Melissa Mcdonald October 21, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    what is the deal with the family member that said deanna visited her? y wouldnt she be questioned more?

  7. Missie April 3, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    In response to Melissa McDonald:

    The sister Deanna visited that night is her twin sister. She has spoken to all investigators involved and has given every single detail she could possibly remember.

  8. Trinity Wetherby May 21, 2020 / 6:44 pm

    This girl is my moms cousin, she tells me about her and what happened all the time its so sad

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