North American Missing Persons Network
Manuelita Dejos Pierce

Above Image: Pierce, circa 2000

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 29, 2000 from Florida
  • Classification:Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 9, 1960
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Auburn
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Triangle-shaped birthmark
    above right breast. Birthmark on the left side of back near
    kidney. She had skin abrasions on both of her calves at the time.
    Pierced ears and navel. Eyebrows are tattooed. Surgical scars
    from breast augmentation.
  • Clothing: Black dress with spaghetti straps.
  • AKA: "Mandy"
  • NCIC Number: M-471139550
  • Case Number: 45C-MM-96306

  • Details of Disappearance
    Pierce was traveling aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Enchantment Of The Seas, in late October 2000. The ship was approximately 140 miles outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 29, 2000. It was returning to Port Everglades, Florida after stopping in Key West, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and in Jamaica.

    A crew member said that Pierce was last seen in one of the ship's hallways at approximately 1:00 a.m. that morning, the last day of her voyage. Pierce's possessions were found unpacked by the cabin steward after the other nearly 2000 guests disembarked, and she was reported missing at that time. The Coast Guard searched the water and local law enforcement searched the ship but found no trace of her.

    Pierce and a traveling companion on board the ship may have had a dispute shortly before her disappearance, but this is unconfirmed. Pierce has never been heard from again and her case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    North Miami Beach, Florida Office
    (305) 944-9101

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing Adults
    Naples Daily News
    The St. Petersburg Times Online