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Deanna Criswell
Name Deanna Lee Criswell
Sex Female
Found November 25, 1987
Location Marana, Arizona
Missing from Spokane, Washington
Identified February 11, 2015
Span 27 years
Age 16
Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)

Deanna Lee Criswell (September 20, 1971 - November 1987) was a young woman found dead under an overpass in Pima County, Arizona. She was identified in February 2015.

Case

The decomposing body was found under an overpass. She wore a large amount of clothing, which indicated she may have been a runaway. Criswell was shot five times.

Identification

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Deanna was identified after her aunt and uncle submitted their suspicions that the unidentified victim was their estranged niece. DNA testing confirmed that the victim was Deanna.

Deanna had been in a romantic relationship with William Ross Knight, who was infamous around the state for armed robberies. He died in 2005 due to liver problems.

Knight was linked to the scene in 2011 after his DNA was discovered on evidence from the scene, which has led authorities to conclude that he was, indeed, Deanna's killer.

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