Debbie Key missing 17 years ago today

An anniversary post as a favor for my friend Bill Widman: his friend Deborah Leigh Key vanished from Carrboro, North Carolina on this day in 1997.

Authorities are pretty sure they know what happened to her: years later, Andrew Douglas Dalzell, the last person known to have been with her, confessed to her murder. The confession was tossed out of court and the prosecution wasn’t able to go forward on a murder charge without it. But Dalzell’s not going anywhere. He’s since been locked up for soliciting a “little girl” (actually a cop) online. He got 26 years.

Make-a-List Monday: Community college students

This list is for people who were students at a community college when they disappeared. For the uninitiated, community colleges (sometimes called junior colleges or technical colleges) are open-admission colleges which provide two-year degrees, either an associate of arts or associate of science. They are nearly always public schools and tuition tends to be considerably cheaper than at four-year colleges, free even in some states. The credits earned at a community college can usually be transferred to a four-year institution if the student wants to complete a bachelor’s degree. You can often get your GED there too. More recently, a few community colleges have started to offer bachelor’s degrees in a few select subjects, usually in technical type fields. At Northwestern Michigan College, for example, you can now get a bachelor’s degree in marine technology.

Anyway, on to the collegiate MPs:

Ganignunt AiemsakulMontgomery College
Zabullah AlamNorthern Virginia Community College
Mary Anne AlexieAlaska Career College
Heidi Marie AllenOnondaga Community College
Mildred Gayle BarrettRancho Santiago College
Sandra B. BertolasWaukesha County Technical College
Jonathan James BettsPima Community College
Jacob CabinawNorthwestern Michigan College
Elizabeth Ann CampbellCentral Texas College
Dorothy May CaylorDiablo Valley College
Rachel Louise CookeSan Diego Mesa College
Patricia Alma CorbettMiami-Dade Community College
Jose Guillermo Coria Jr.Allan Hancock College
Michelle Crawford — unspecified community college
Josephine Doris DespardJamestown Community College
Kyle Andrew Carl EpplerSanta Fe College
Augustine Lee FloydNorthwestern Michigan College
Jamie Michelle FraleyGaston College
Jason Rodney GalehouseHillsborough Community College
Robin Ann GrahamPierce College
Zita Cecilia GutierrezMontgomery College
Angela Gray HambyWilkes Community College!
Carole Embery HamiltonMadisonville Community College
Bilial Lamir HammetteMadison Media Institute
Beau Garrett HellerCitrus College
Michelle Antoinette HensonFlorida Keys Community College
Barbara Ann HiltonLake Land College
Artdrunetta Lareann HobbsAtlanta Technical College
Sandra Lee HoplerKeystone Junior College
David Matthew JaramilloWenatchee Valley College
Donyelle C. JohnsonSt. Petersburg Junior College
Donna Haghighat JouSantiago Canyon Community College
Jeannette KamaheleSanta Rosa Junior College
Ryan Jan KempLehigh County Community College
Richard Antoine KeppiSanta Barbara City College
Elizabeth Ann LandePhiladelphia Community College
Tina Louise LaytonAmerican River College
Troy LeSan Diego Mesa College
Cawana Lashay Logan — Daytona Beach Community College, now a four-year school called Daytona State College
Carol Jeanne LubahnEl Camino College
Michael D. MansfieldLincoln College
Cynthia Jane MarlWenatchee Valley College
Marilyn Renee McCownSinclair Community College
Jane McDonald-CroneNorth Harris County College
Dena Viola McHanSan Joaquin Delta College
Indira MontieroManhattan Community College
Katrina MontgomerySanta Monica College
Jeremiah Jamal ParkerBaton Rouge Community College
Stacy A. PennantQueensborough Community College
Stacy Ann PetersonJoliet Junior College
Zebb Wayne QuinnAsheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Jalesa Chantell ReynoldsHalifax Community College
Rachel Ann RhodesSanta Rosa Junior College
Benjamin Melvin RoselandClinton Community College
Evelyn Audrey SheltonSpartanburg Community College
Austin Jay SmithCitrus College
Dedrick Bernard SmithForsyth Technical Community College
Laurie Allison SmithPima Community College
Kimberly Dawn StewartNorth Central Missouri College
Brian W. SullivanMonroe Community College
Brandon Victor SwansonMinnesota West Community and Technical College
Andrew James ToriiEl Camino College
Robin D. TrivisonnoAtlantic Cape Community College
Charlene Marie VillingerTidewater Community College
Darlene Ann Webb — Daytona Beach Community College, now a four-year school called Daytona State College
Eugene Bush WekesaBellevue Community College