Family searches for missing daughter, Air Force member in New Mexico

Brittany Costello
November 12, 2017 10:19 PM

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – DeAnna Gordon, an Air Force service member stationed at Holloman in Alamogordo, has been missing for 10 days after she disappeared seemingly without a trace.


Gordon’s family came to New Mexico from Texas, having spent the weekend searching for her. Most everyone would agree that Holloman Air Force Base – with its multitude of security checks and balances – would be one of the safest places in the state.

That makes the situation all the more perplexing for family members, especially since they were told the last place Gordon, 20, was seen was on base.

“This is not normal. Even if she would have misplaced her phone, she would have gotten ahold of us,” said Esmeralda Rivera, Gordon’s mother. “We’re a pretty tight family. We do everything together.”

Gordon – who her family describes as outgoing and talkative – enlisted in the Air Force almost two years ago, and has spent the last nine months at Holloman. Originally from Demmitt, Texas, she would call her mom on a regular basis.

So when Rivera didn’t hear from her for several days, she knew something was wrong, and a missing persons report was filed. Now, nearly two weeks later, Rivera and the rest of Gordon’s family is just desperate to know if she’s safe.

“I just want her to know that no matter what happened or any situation that she may be in, we can help her,” Rivera said. “We’re going to help her get out of that. If she’s with someone who is not safe, then we want to get her back because we worry about her safety.”

If you have any information as to Gordon’s location, you are urged to call Alamogordo police at 575-439-4300.


Brittany Costello

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