Overview of Desiree Carroll
Desiree was abducted near her home in March of 1983.
Desiree was last seen on March 25, 1983 at approximately 1:00 pm when her mother dropped her and her older sister, Heather, off at the road leading to their home near Kosse, TX. After dropping them off, her mother, Ann, drove away. As she drove away, Heather reportedly began walking down the street towards their house, but Desiree followed the road in the direction that her mother drove away in. This is the last time Desiree was seen.
Extensive searches of the area surrounding where Desiree was last seen as well as a heavily wooded area surrounding the Carroll family home were conducted following Desiree’s disappearance. Nothing was ever found during any search.
Desiree’s mother attends a House Law Enforcement Committee hearing.
In April of 1983, Desiree’s mother, Ann, attended a House Law Enforcement Committee hearing to request help for parents facing similar circumstances. Her testimony helped recommend that the House approve legislation which would require both state and local law enforcement agencies to offer free fingerprinting services to children with parental/guardian requests. This legislation was later approved and implemented in Texas.
Where the case stands today.
The first age-progression image of Desiree was published by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in March of 2008. This image shows what Desiree may look like at 27 years old.
Twelve years later, in 2020, another age-progression image of Desiree is released, which shows what Desiree may look like at 40 years old.
Today, more than 39 years after Desiree vanished into thin air, she remains missing and her case remains unsolved. Authorities believe that Desiree may have been abducted by someone driving past once her sister walked away and her mother drove away, but they have been unable to prove this theory.
Desiree was last seen wearing a blue turtleneck sweater, brown coveralls, and red tennis shoes. At the time of her disappearance, she was described as a 2 year old caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes. She stood 2’6” tall and weighed approximately 40 lbs. Desiree has a scar from a dog bite under her left eye. In 1983, she suffered from allergies which caused her nose to run and dark circles to arm underneath her eyes. Her nickname is Desi.
If you have any information regarding Desiree’s disappearance or her whereabouts, please contact the Limestone County Sheriff's Office - Missing Persons Unit at (254) 729-3278, the Texas Department of Public Safety - Missing Persons Clearinghouse at (517) 424-5074 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST (843-5678).