Debra Elizabeth Espey – 6 of Clubs, Florida

A college campus in broad daylight in a town literally called “Niceville” might be one of the last places you’d expect a young collegiate to disappear from, but in March 1973, that’s exactly what happened.

Debra Espey’s case spans more than 50 years, includes a primary suspect from the beginning, and has long been thought to have connection to other unsolved cases in the Florida panhandle. But for all the twists and misdirections, detectives are hopeful they can close this case soon.

Debra Elizabeth Espey - 6 of Clubs - Florida

Courtesy of Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers

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If you knew Debra back then and she shared any concerns with you before her murder, detectives want to know. You can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-8477. You can also submit a tip online HERE. Or, download the P3 Tips Mobile App to submit anonymous tips from a free and secure mobile app.

To apply for a Cold Case Playing Card grant through Season of Justice, please visit www.seasonofjustice.org.

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