Landsdell, approximately 1985
Date reported missing : 09/21/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Belen, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Landsdell's nickname is Debbie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Landsdell was last seen leaving her boyfriend's Belen, New Mexico house at 2:00 a.m. on September 21, 1985. She was en route to her apartment on Jarales Road. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, investigators found her apartment door open, but nothing inside was disturbed.
Landsdell's rust-colored 1978 Porsche 924 was found at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Gold southeast in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February 1986. Witnesses said it had been there for months. There were some dents and scratches on it, and dark stains in the backseat, but no evidence of foul play; the stains were not blood.
Landsdell got divorced a short time before her disappearance, and she was happy to be living in her own apartment and having freedom in her life. She had started a new nursing job with the Lovelace Urgent Care Center in Albuquerque; she enjoyed her job and took her career seriously.
Landsdell's family stated she was inspired to become a nurse after surviving a bout of cancer of the spleen when she was a teenAge at the time of disappearance: r. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, which remains unsolved.
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Valencia County Sheriff's Department
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October 12, 2004. January 2, 2018; picture, Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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