This August will mark 25 years since Donnell was last seen. His father got investigators to reopen the case a few years ago but it still remains unsolved. Hoping something will surface that will help solve this mystery and provide answers for the family.


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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: August 10, 1991 from Ashtabula, Ohio
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: Decenver 22, 1976
Age: 14 years old
Height and Weight: 5'10, 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance
Donnell was last seen in Ashtabula, Ohio on August 10, 1991. His parents were divorced and he lived with his mother in the 900 block of west 38th Street at the time. There were reports that he disappeared after going on a fishing trip with a Hispanic man known in the neighborhood as "Chicago"; however, Donnell's mother stated he went out to play basketball at a nearby court after dinner, never returned home. He has never been heard from again.

Donnell's mother moved to California after his disappearance. The case was reopened in 2012 at the request of his father, who still lives in Ashtabula, but no further evidence was located. Few details are available in Donnell's case.

Another birthday passes for Donnell White Jr. - December 2012

Donnell White Jr. is 36 today.

There will be no birthday cake, no ice-cream and no singing, only sadness for his family.

White has been missing since Aug. 10, 1991.

We dont seem to be getting anywhere, his father said. Im frustrated.

In September, Donnell White Sr. of Ashtabula, pushed to get city police to reopen his sons missing persons case.

Since that time, police have done just that, but the process isnt moving along fast enough for White. He has yet to be called in for a DNA sample and he doesnt believe hes any closer to finding his son, he said.

Police have contacted his ex-wife, Dora Dean Fields, and talked to her, but can not share what they discovered because of the on-going investigation, police said.
Missing for 21 Years - September 2012