Desiree Carroll, 2, was last seen by her 5-year-old sister as she ran after her mother’s vehicle on March 25, 1983.
The house the family lived in was located in a heavily wooded area approximately seven miles south of Kosse, Texas. Desiree’s mother stated she dropped the children off at the lane leading to their house at 1:00 P.M. Then she drove away in her pickup truck. Desiree’s older sister, Heather walked to the house and Desiree followed the truck. She disappeared a short time afterwards and has never been heard from again. Hundreds of searchers combed the area for a week and no trace was uncovered.
The girls father, Reggie Carroll, last saw Desiree approximately 2 weeks before she disappeared. The mother had custody of both children, and Reggie saw them regularly.
Longenbaugh Bates Sandra told us on social media information that helps answer all the questions that social media had about the above story. “The first story the mom gave here was she was going shopping,” she said. “The girls were to walk back to the house to their father. There was a comment made that the mother was diagnosed with a mental illness schizophrenia.”
You will notice that the two paragraphs above this paragraph, don’t match. How would Reggie be there if he said he last saw them two weeks prior? May the mother told the children to walk back to the house and their father was there when he really wasn’t.
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Desiree has a puncture mark under her left eye near the lashes caused by a dog bite. She is plump, has curly hair, and is fair-complected. An allergic reaction to unknown sources causes dark circles under her eyes and a runny nose. Desiree was last seen wearing a blue turtleneck sweater, brown coveralls and red tennis shoes. Nickname: Desi.
NAME: Carroll, Desiree Shaughnessey NIC/M: 115408914
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DATE MISSING: 3/25/83 AT AGE 2
FROM: KOSEE, TEXAS
RACE: WHITE FEMALE
If you have any information, you may contact the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at: (817) 729-3278. You may contact the Texas Department of Public Safety- Missing Persons Clearinghouse at: (800) 346-3243. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.