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Find Missing Dean Marie Pyle Peters!

Find Missing Dean Marie Pyle Peters!

Find missing Dean Marie Pyle Peters!
She was last seen at her middle school
At a school wrestling match
She never returned home.
She was never seen again.
That was 37 years ago.
Where is Dean Marie Peters?

Find Missing Dean Marie Pyle Peters!

Find missing Dean Marie Pyle Peters! Dean Marie Pyle Peters has been missing since February 5, 1981. She is missing from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dean’s case is classified as a non-family abduction. Peters was born in the year 1966. She was 14 years old at the time of her disappearance. Dean’s current age is 51 years old. Dean Marie Peters is a Caucasian female. Peters is described as 5’2″ tall to 5’3″ tall at the time of her disappearance. At that time, Dean reportedly weighed 110 pounds. Peters has brown hair and brown eyes. Dean’s nickname is Deanie. She smokes cigarettes.

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Dean Marie Peters has pierced ears. And she has birthmarks on her lower back. Some agencies give Peters’ last name as “Pyle Peters” (which initially threw the writer of this piece off). When last seen, Dean was wearing a brown ski jacket and a pink sweater. Peters was also wearing 27 to 32 inch Levi’s blue jeans. She was wearing white bikini panties and a size 34 C Bali bra. Dean was also wearing a cream-colored scarf with the word “ski” written on it. The word was written in dark brown letters. Peters was also wearing a white knee socks.

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It was 5:00 P.M. on February 5, 1981. The location was at Forest Hills Central Middle School. The middle school was located in the 5800 block of Ada Drive southeast in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is where Dean Marie Peters was last seen. Dean was at her six year old brother’s wrestling practice. They were with her mother. Dean said that she was going to the women’s restroom and would be back shortly. She has never returned and has never again been heard from. It seems that Dean never even made it to the restroom. No one was anywhere near there.

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A Suspect?

Dean Marie Peters was last seen walking out the door of the gymnasium. Accounts differ as to whether Dean was going to a friend’s home or to just wanted to smoke a cigarette. She left her wallet, purse, makeup, and jewelry behind. Peters also left behind clothing and several hundred dollars behind. These remained at Peters’ home. Authorities considered Arthur Diaz, the school maintenance man, as a possible suspect in Dean’s disappearance. They looked at him in this light for many years. Diaz stated that he was cleaning a school office the night that Dean went missing. But he never saw her.

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Further Investigation

Authorities checked the school furnace. They surmised that someone might have tried to burn Dean’s body. But they found no evidence. Diaz is no longer a suspect in Dean’s case. Authorities honed in on a new person. His name is Bruce Bunch and he was a local man. At the time, he was 17 years old and a 1981 high school junior. Over 20 years after Dean Peters went missing, a female who knew Bunch told police that he made a self-incriminating statement to her. He told her a story about running over a girl at a school. According to allegations, Bunch said that he either ran or backed over the girl. Then he took her body to Snow Avenue and buried it under a pile of rocks.

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Statements Against Second Suspect

The story that Bruce Bunch was supposed to give, hasn’t been confirmed. Investigators still consider him a suspect in Dean’s disappearance. His first wife stated that he abused her and was violent towards her. According to her, he acted under the influence of alcohol. She stated that he sometimes would black out and totally forget what he did. His first wife stated that he once pushed her out of a moving vehicle. He broke her ankle also. On another occasion, he threatened to run her off the road. Bunch died of a heart attack in 2008. He was never charged or questioned in Dean’s case. In 2011, authorities announced that they believe that Bruce Bunch is responsible for Dean Marie Peters’ disappearance.

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Dean’s Family Life

Two days before she went missing, Dean has a physical fight at school with two other girls. They were fighting over a boy. And the two girls allegedly threatened Dean. They ordered her to stay away from the boy. It’s not clear whether the fight had anything to do with Dean’s disappearance. At her disappearance, Dean had no serious issues with her family. She did well in school and has no prior history of running away from home. Authorities questioned several suspects in Dean’s disappearance. However, no one has been charged. Dean was an 8th grader in 1981. Dean aspired to a career in modeling.

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Final Findings

Dean Marie Peters is originally from California. Her biological father lived there in 1981. Dean’s mother and stepfather, with whom she lived. moved to Arizona after Dean disappeared. Her stepfather has been ruled out as a suspect in her case. In 1991, ten years after she went missing, Dean Marie Peters was declared legally dead. In 2008, authorities reopened the investigation into dean’s disappearance. And they appealed to anyone who was at the school that day, to contact them.

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No matter how cold a case becomes, family, friends, and community never forget the missing person. Dean Peters may be declared “legally dead,” but this in no way means that her family have stopped searching for her. They want answers; they want justice. Even if there is little evidence that a missing person is alive, the family and friends still want them home. And nothing is final until a person is located. And by located, we mean physically located. As long as a missing person isn’t physically located, they are still missing. As in almost every case, someone (s) has information that can help locate Dean Marie Peters. Is this you? Have even a piece of information that can help investigators locate Dean Marie Peters. Refer to the contact info below. Don’t hesitate! Tell!

Kent County Sheriff’s Office
the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.
OR 91-1-1 or your local police.

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