Above: Denise circa, 1984
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: March 10, 1984
Missing From: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Classification: Lost, Injured Missing
Date Of Birth: October 14, 1966
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’4″ and 100 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Denise has scars near her right eye and also on her upper lip, her ears are pierced and she had bruises on her right arm at the time of her 1984 disappearance
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red blouse, white pants, red high heeled shoes, Denise was last known to be wearing a square cut gold ring set with a ruby stone at the time of her disappearance
NCMEC Number: 1160507
Details of Disappearance
Denise was last seen on March 10th 1984 in San Francisco, California. She was in the company of her boyfriend, Richardo Lupercio, and two other teenagers whom were a couple at the Sutro Bath Cliff . They were on a double date when they went to near the visit the cliff area. The cliff area is located near the Sutro Bath section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. They went to the area at 2:30 am.
Denise was standing against a guardrail but lost her balance when Richardo leaned forward to kiss her. He attempted to grab her and fell as well. They both fell 30 feet below onto the rocks and heavy surf. Their two friends lost sight of Denise but did see Richardo. He was lying on the rocks below, he said he couldn’t move and that something was wrong with his back.
One of their friends ran to the parking lot to get help. The other friend went down to the rocks and attempted to grab Richardo but he was gone by that time. It’s presumed that the two teenagers were swept out to sea. At the time of her disappearance, Denise resided in Belmont, California.
Denise and Richardo have never been located but they are presumed deceased.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
California Department of Justice 916-227-3290
United States Park Police Department 415-561-5504
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
California Department of Justice