Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Deborah was last seen riding her boys model brown Takura or Schwinn 10 speed bicycle, along Route 119 to her grandmother's home near Townsend, Massachusetts on May 3, 1977. She was accompanied by a friend as far as Turnpike Road, but she was never seen or heard from again.
Quimby had left two notes that day. One was to her parents, saying she was going to her Grandfather’s camp on Vinton Pond and that she’d call. The late Vernon Quimby, former principal of the Spaulding Memorial Elementary School, had a campsite in southwest Townsend near Vinton Pond, but the teenager never arrived. Another note to a friend had a map of how to get to the camp. Her bike, a brown Takara 10-speed bike, boys model, has never been found.
Police have chased leads over the years and partially drained and dredged Walker Pond over 38 days in the summer of 2004 after getting two letters urging the water be searched. Police did not find any new evidence from that search.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Townsend Police Department