Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: July 22, 1990 from Killeen, Texas
Date of Birth: February 2, 1977
Age: 13 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 115 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Merryfield fractured her lower left arm two or three years before her disappearance. She has a scar on her upper lip. She has multiple tattoos, including her last name "Merryfield" with an unknown date on her neck, a yellow rose and the words "Texas Born" on her back, and a cross with lines on her ankle.
Details of Disappearance
Merryfield's family was having problems in 1990 and she was staying with her grandmother in Killeen, Texas that summer. She had completed seventh grade at Manor Middle School and was due to enter eighth grade at Fairway School in the fall. She and her grandmother stayed up late watching movies on the evening of July 21. After her grandmother went to bed, Merryfield sneaked out of the house and went to visit her twin sister, who lived with an uncle two and a half miles away at the Oak Springs Trailer Park on Dimple Street.
Merryfield's sister says Merryfield arrived at the trailer park at 3:30 a.m., riding in a brown vehicle driven by two men, one of whom may have been Hispanic. Merryfield knocked on the trailer window to wake her twin up and the two girls talked for awhile. Merryfield left with the men in their vehicle after her uncle woke up. She has never been heard from again.
Many agencies classify Merryfield as a runaway. She took no belongings with her when she vanished. Merryfield may have traveled to the Cave City, Kentucky area after her disappearance. Her mother has since died, but her younger sister is searching for her. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Killeen Police Department
The Doe Network
Porchlight International for the Missing and Unidentified
MySpace Page for Deanna Merryfield