Deniese Shalize Hiraman

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Deniese, circa 1999;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 24 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 27, 1999 from Queens, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 6, 1985
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian (Guyanese) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Deniese has a round burn scar on her right forearm, and her ears are pierced multiple times each. She had her hair dyed brown with blonde highlights at the time she disappeared, and sometimes braided her hair with extensions in a Jamaican style. Deniese smokes cigarettes. Some agencies spell her first name "Denise" and say her hair is sandy-colored. She may wear non-prescription tinted contact lenses to change her eye color. Her nicknames are Pinks and Pinky. Deniese is fluent in English and Guyanese.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gold chain. She often dresses suggestively and cuts design holes in her clothes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Deniese was last seen leaving her family's residence for school in the South Ozone Park neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens at approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 27, 1999. She was on 115th Street at the time of her disappearance. Deniese has never been heard from again. She possesses false identification giving her age as 18; she likes dancing and may try to use the ID to get into dance clubs. She was reportedly affiliated with a gang at the time of her disappearance.

    Deniese may have traveled to the area of Twin Cities, Minnesota after her disappearance. She could also be in Florida, Georgia, the province of Ontario in Canada, the island of Trinidad, or still in New York State. area. She may have dyed her hair and used contact lenses to change the color of her eyes. Her case was originally classified as a runaway, but in 2005 her status was changed to Endangered Missing. Deniese has not been located and her case is unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York City Police Department
    212-473-2042

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    New York City Police Department
    Operation Lookout
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    Missing Children Minnesota
    NamUs

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 29, 2011; middle name added, details of disappearance updated.

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