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Missing Carol Kresge DeArment
Carol, circa 1983; Donald DeArment
Missing Since 10/26/1983
Classification Endangered Missing
Date of Birth Used 10/08/1947 (73)
Age 36 years old
Height and Weight 5'5, 120 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description A navy blue blazer with red and white plaid, a maroon blouse and tan slacks.
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Carol's hair had frosted blonde tips at the time of her disappearance. She has pierced ears.
Details of Disappearance Carol was last seen in Troy, Michigan on October 26, 1983. She visited her boyfriend at his apartment, stayed about two hours, and was last seen between 11:00 and 11:45 p.m., when she left to go home. She has never been heard from again.
Her 1981 Buick was found parked in the driveway of her house on Wentworth Place, with the keys in the ignition and her purse and eyeglasses on the front seat. She didn't leave a note for her three children, which is uncharacteristic of her behavior. She also left behind all her clothes, belongings and money.
Carol was in the process of a divorce in 1983; the case supposed to go before a judge in November. Her relationship with her husband, Donald, was volatile, with many bitter arguments. He was 21 years older than his wife. Two of Carol's friends stated Donald was a controlling spouse who wouldn't permit her to choose her own friends or activities. A photo of him is posted with this case summary.
There were six police reports on file about Carol and Donald; none of them recorded that she was the victim of any assault. Once, Carol told police no assault occurred, although in court documents related to the divorce she accused Donald of striking her three times and chipping a tooth.
At the time of Carol's disappearance, she and Donald were still living in the same house. Donald said they kept apart from each other and claimed he hadn't seen her since October 19, a week before her disappearance. He was court-ordered not to enter the house's study, which Carol was using as a bedroom.
Police found blood, matching Carol's blood type, on a sofa in the house and in the trunk of Donald's 1978 Mercedes. He is the prime suspect in his wife's case. Authorities believe he struck and strangled her to death and put her body in the trunk of his car. When Donald was dying of cancer in 1986, at the age of 59, the detective in charge of Carol's case went to his bedside, but Donald refused to speak to him. After his passing, the investigation stalled.
Carol's loved ones stated she was stressed about the divorce, but they didn't believe she would have walked out on her life or abandoned her children, who were between the ages of thirteen and eight. She was declared legally dead in 1993. Her case remains unsolved.
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