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Update (September 17, 11:05 a.m.)

Betty Defazio was reported missing on September 9 and has been found deceased in Prince George’s County, MD. Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death and are working jointly with P.G. County Police.

Original Release (September 11, 4:10 p.m.)

Police Search for Missing Elderly Woman

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly woman.

Betty Defazio (70) of no fixed address was last seen at the Regal Inn located in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway, 21237 on September 6. She left her hotel room to get cigarettes and never returned. Family members have tried to contact her by phone but it goes straight to voicemail. The family is concerned because she is typically in contact with them daily.

She is described as a white female, 5’2" tall, 108 pounds, has brown collar length hair with bangs and brown eyes. It is unknown what she might be wearing. Defazio suffers from emotional distress and is known to frequent East Baltimore.

If anyone has information about Betty Defazio, please call police at 410-307-2020.


UPDATE (May 6, 202  11:49 p.m.):

Darienne Stansbury has been located safe and unharmed. Baltimore County Police thanks the community for all your efforts to help find her quickly.

Original Release (April 24, 2020 5:19 p.m.)photo of Darienne Raven Stansbury

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s help finding a woman who has been missing for almost one month.

Darienne Raven Stansbury (23) was reported missing on April 22. She was last seen around noon on March 25 in the White Marsh area and is known to frequent Baltimore.

Stansbury is described as 5'0 tall, 165-pounds with brown eyes and black hair (she may have dyed her hair blue).

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department continue to investigate her disappearance. If you have any information that could help locate her, contact detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

In the early morning hours of April 17, 25 years ago today, Tracie Lynn Mosley was dropped off by a friend at High Falcon Road and Pittston Circle, 21136 after they'd been out at a couple of nightclubs. She would never be seen again.

Tracie disappeared without a trace in 1995, leaving only her purse behind as a clue for investigators. Knowing that it would be uncharacteristic for Tracie, only 18 at the time, to leave without contacting anyone, and having no means to pay for transportation as her purse was discovered at the scene, detectives believe she was the victim of foul play.

Tracie Mosley is described as a white female, 5'10" tall, 150 pounds, with hazel eyes. At the time of her disappearance she had long brown hair.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continue to investigate her disappearance. If you have any information that could help solve this case, contact detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.  

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017