Select It Sunday: Deborah Sanders

Chosen by Annie, this week’s Select It Sunday is Deborah Lyyn Sanders, who was almost two years old when she disappeared in 1984. Her case is unusual for a family abduction not only because of its age, but because the abductor was found but Deborah never was. Odell Sheppard, her father, spent ten years and change in jail for contempt of court, for refusing to reveal Deborah’s whereabouts. As far as I know that’s a record.

Deborah’s searching mother died of kidney failure in 1998, age only 45, and her father was released from jail shortly thereafter. She does have siblings, though, who might be carrying on the search; I’m not sure. If she is alive — something that’s far from certain — she would be 32 today.

2 thoughts on “Select It Sunday: Deborah Sanders

    • Meaghan November 30, 2014 / 3:01 pm

      It’s very sad. Her father might very well have killed her.

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