Foul Play Suspected In Case Of 24-Year-Old Mother Missing From Pennsylvania Since 2014
The FBI is now involved in helping to find Amanda Deguio, who disappeared in 2014 when she was 24 years old. Foul play is reportedly suspected in this case.
On August 27, 2014, authorities said Amanda Deguio, 24, vanished from her home in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
Agents said she left her house without a number of personal belongings, including clothing, credit cards, and her cell phone. Both of Deguio's young daughters were also left behind that day. Reportedly, Amanda didn’t drive and it’s unclear if she left with someone or walked away.
According to CBS Philly, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernardt said,“To the family and friends of Amanda, we have not stopped looking and we will not stop looking. You deserve answers and Amanda deserves to be brought home.”
The same report said police have previously stated Deguio could have possibly been human trafficked or kidnapped. Over the years, authorities reportedly have tracked down tips. One lead so specific led investigators to a person who could have been Deguio, but it turned out to be someone else.
In 2015, Joanne Deguio spoke to NBC 10 and said "It is so important we have some kind of closure and answers for her children.” Joanne added, "If she is not alive, I need to bring her home. I need to at least have an answer for [sic] her children and our family."
Joanne prays daily for her daughter’s safe return. She is now the guardian of Amanda’s two young children.
According to the FBI, Amanda has a number of tattoos. They say she also has a diagonal surgical scar on her upper and lower stomach as well. The FBI said on the official missing poster, Amanda may suffer from a bipolar disorder and she previously struggled with heroin addiction.
When Deguio went missing she stood 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 115 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. The FBI said her birth date listed is March 5, 1990.
Amanda's family launched a Facebook page to provide updates on her case.
If you have any information, please contact the Upper Darby Police directly at 610-734-7693. You can also contact the FBI directly as well with tips and information.