Please note that after this story, I was in contact with the family and the media and subsequently have put up several stories about Debbie. Please put Heriford above in the search box to read them all.
Update: There has been speculation that the body found in Black Forest area of Colorado on September 12, may be Debbie’s remains. I have found out that the body is NOT Debbie’s.
If you haven’t heard about Deborah Heriford, who has been missing since March, I am not surprised.
There is no standard when it comes to missing persons. You either hear a lot about them, or some, or nothing at all. It depends on the type of case, the hook, and the energy of the local media to sniff out details to keep the case alive.
|This is not Debbie’s dog but her dog is a Westie|
The local media ran the missing story in this case and the national media picked it up, primarily because of her dog, Happy. Now things have grown quiet and no new information is coming out.
I tried to keep the story going by letting everyone know about her vigil last Saturday along with the local media. Now, there is nothing. I can’t find anymore news about her and no one is talking. Heck the psychic‘s are not even talking about her on the forums.
I read where KRDO said that Deborah has four grown children and KRDO said Deborah’s oldest daughter said “that investigators told her not to talk about the case.” Now I know why info is slim. The family is listening to the police and are not letting any information out. Other than her son, Dan and her daughter, Sarah, saying a few words here or there, there has not been any information coming from the family.
I do not know why the police ask families to not talk. Evidently, because they say it will mess up their investigation. I know the police told Billie Jean Dunn not to talk and she ignored them and was on every station that would have her. Everyone knows about her daughter, Hailey Dunn, but who has heard about poor Debbie.
|Street where Debbie lived|
Media is always looking for news and when someone goes missing they will relay every little bit of that news as long as they can get information, but when the police don’t talk, and then the family doesn’t talk, the information goes away and the story goes away. The last source of info is the neighbors and after they tell all they know, then the story is dead.
I found a Facebook page for Deborah put up by Jessica Mansfield and I am the only one that has “liked” it. I encourage you to stop by and “Like” the page to show your support to the family.
Is Debbie’s case going to be one of those that we never hear what happened to her? Did Debbie meet with an untimely end, get lost or has Debbie just walked away from her life?
Harold began working as an appraiser and owned a business called Professional Appraisers of Colorado. A complaint was filed with the Board of Real Estate Appraisers in the State of Colorado against Harold for five different properties that were appraised during 2004 through 2006. The Board found “reasonable grounds exist to refer Respondent to hearing for violations of appraisal law.” The final agency order and stipulation in 2008, fined Heriford $1,000.00, plus 75 hours of real estate appraisal education, and supervision for six months.
In October 2010, Harold and Debbie filed for divorce, records show. A month after, Debbie pursued a contempt citation against Harold, charging that he began liquidating a real estate appraisal business in defiance of a judge’s order to preserve the couple’s assets. He also told her that he would be reducing the monthly payments he made to her by $500 because he had purchased a new car, the motion alleged.
In February 2011, Harold was ordered to begin paying his wife $2,500 a month until the divorce is complete, court records show.
In March, Debbie disappeared.
Colorado Springs police told KRDO news that they did not consider Debbie disappearance a crime, but suspicious. If Debbie does not show up for her final divorce hearing that is set for 9 a.m., May 24, will they consider her case a crime, then?