Denise Marie Duerr
21 Years Old

January 9, 1968 to April 17, 1989

Denise Duerr, of Garden Grove, California, was a high school graduate and licensed beautician, but she worked as an artwork technician. Her hometown was East Islip, New York.

She was an only child and one of the sweetest people her mother ever knew. Denise was as kind and generous as the day is long. She was a sweet and gentle girl who's heart and smile touched everyone. She will be loved forever.


On the morning of April 17, 1989, Denise Duerr, 21, of Garden Grove, California, was about to get in her car to go to work at 7 am when she was attacked from behind by Cameron Seaholm. She was stabbed 14 times in the neck and chest and nine times in the back. As she laid bleeding to death, she was raped. Seaholm put her body in the trunk of her car and stole the car. Three days later, while on the freeway, he got a flat tire. Fearing getting caught with Denise's body, he threw her on the side of the road as if she were nothing more than yesterday's trash.

Cameron Seaholm was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. As of February 1997, he was still in prison.

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Denise Duerr