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Denise Sheehy

A teenager storms out of her family's house after an argument, and never returns

  • Last updated: May 18, 2022
  • Woodside, NY
  • July 7, 1970

Overview of Denise Sheehy

July 7, 1970: It was a lazy summer day in Queens. Denise had spent the afternoon chatting with her boyfriend on the phone because he was away in Pennsylvania visiting a sick relative. Around 5pm, Lorraine, Denise’s sister, phoned home from her job in Manhattan to let her mother know she was on her way home. Denise and her mother began to prepare a dinner in celebration of Lorraine’s 19th birthday. While they were working, Denise’s mom confronted her daughter about smelling of alcohol. In a move likely repeated by many teenagers across the world, Denise became angry and stormed out of the family's apartment. Soon after, a neighbor, who was going into the apartment building, reports having seen Denise climb over a fence, and exiting the apartment complex.

Denise has not been seen since.

Denise left without any personal belongings. She went missing from the 4800 block of 46th Street in Queens, New York. She was last seen wearing blue shorts (size extra-small), a red and white shirt, and clog sandals (size 5 1/2) She was also wearing a gold ring with the initials DS as well as a boys' school ring which was also gold. At the time of her disappearance, Denise was 16-years-old, 5'3" tall, and weighed around 103 pounds. Denise had brown hair and brown eyes with pierced ears. 


  1. Date Missing:July 7, 1970
  2. Birthday:February 20, 1954
  3. Current Age:70
  4. Age at Incident:16
  5. NAMUS Number:MP5533
  6. Race:Caucasian / White
  7. Gender:Female
  8. Height:5'2"
  9. Weight:103 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Brown

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