Left and Center: Tiffany circa, 1991
Right: Age Progressed to age 38
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 10, 1991
Missing From: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 18, 1979
Age: 12 years old
Height and Weight: 5’2″ and 105 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic Female, Black hair, Brown eyes, Tiffany has pierced ears
NCMEC Number: 760721
Details of Disappearance
Tiffany was last seen in Brooklyn, New York on October 10th 1991. She was last seen at approximately 7:30 am that morning as she took her 8 year old brother to Carroll Elementary School in the Carroll Gardens section area on First Place and Court Street. She watched him until he reached the door and continued onward.
She would have had to walk 3 to 4 blocks in order to reach P.S Junior High School 142 on Henry Street. She was seen near the school at 8:00 am. She never arrived for her 7th grade classes and was never seen or heard from again. Investigators don’t know how she vanished and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unclear.
Investigators and her aunt do not believe she left on her own accord. She was described as a very responsible preteen girl. She also had two younger brothers whom she was very close to and protective of. She walked her 8 year old brother to school everyday before she would go to school.
At the time of her disappearance, Tiffany resides with her aunt, Norma Degaldo, on Hart Street in the Buchwick area of Brooklyn at the time. Her mother, Iris Franco, gave a 6 year old Tiffany and her two younger brothers to their aunt in the 1980s. Normal assumed legal custody of them about 3 years afterwards.
Both of Tiffany’s parents died of AIDS in the months after her disappearance. Her mother passed away about two months after her daughter went missing and her father a few months afterwards.
Tiffany had dreams of becoming a scientist when she grew up but changed her mind and decided to become a model. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York City Police Department 646-610-6914