Desirea Ferris


Name: Desirea Ferris
Age: 18 years old
Last seen: May 2, 2017
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Status: Missing


Physical Description

Desirea Ferris is a caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’1 tall and weighs 95 lbs. Desirea has a birthmark on her abdomen (near her navel) and a one-and-a-half-inch scar on her left forearm.


She was last known to be wearing a white or cream-colored top, sweatpants, a tan purse, and a pink fuzzy jacket. She is also known to go by the nickname Desi.


On May 1st, 2017, Desirea Ferris was out with her sister and two men they knew.

At approximately 4:30 pm Desirea was dropped off at a McDonald’s on 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Some accounts state that her sister was dropped off at home, while others say she also got out of the car at the McDonalds with Desirea.

According to records, a man named Mark Azola picked up Desirea and a female friend from Mcdonald’s. The records then indicate the female friend was dropped off at another McDonald’s location nearby, while Desirea stayed with Mark.

Mark Azola was interviewed by police and claimed he took Desirea to his house on Highland Street located in the Marlborough neighborhood of Kansas City. Between the hours of 10:20 pm – 11:00 pm, Desirea sent 23 text messages to Robert Keegan while at Mark’s residence.

On May 2nd at approximately 1:00 am, Desirea texted her sister to let her know she was on her way home. About an hour later, she made her last known phone call to an unknown person, someone she would text a few hours later.

Then at 3:00 am Desirea accessed her Facebook account with her phone. At 5:14 am Desirea sends her final text to the unidentified person she made a call to a few hours prior.

Desirea Ferris has not been seen or heard from since.


Desirea Ferris was reported missing by her mother after discovering all of her text and call activity had stopped, as it was extremely uncharacteristic. Her family and friends organized a search party in the neighborhood where Desirea’s phone last pinged, canvassing the area, asking neighbors if anyone had seen her, and putting up missing flyers.

Her family hired a private investigator to help in the investigation.

Contact Information

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Desirea Ferris please contact the Liberty Police Department at 816-439-4701 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


Resources and Further Information

Desirea Ann Ferris

The Disappearance of Desirea Ferris


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