FL FL - Donna Sumners, 25, Brooksville, 1 Feb 1994

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  1. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2820DFFL

    Donna Odell Sumners
    Missing since February 1, 1994 from Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics

    •Date Of Birth: December 12, 1968
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 25 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 168 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair; brown eyes. Dark complexion.
    •Marks, Scars: She is disabled. She has knee problems and may be walking with a limp.
    •Clothing: A green, long-sleeved shirt, pants and black shoes.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Donna Sumners disappeared from the Candleglow Apartments in Brooksville on February 1, 1994, about 21:30. A neighbor reported that Sumners and her husband argued the night she was last seen. The couple had been living in the apartment since the previous fall. Before Donna Sumners disappeared, police responded to Candleglow Apartments on three occasions.

    Donna told officers January 17, 1994, that her husband had beaten her so badly that she could not hear from her left ear. There were other telltale signs of abuse, such as bruising. Yet Donna refused to press charges. Shortly after she was beaten, Donna took her 5-year-old son and headed home to Alabama. Sumners grew up in Heflin, Alabama. But she came back to Brooksville weeks later to try to work out the problems in her marriage. Police returned to their apartment twice more.

    Police considered the disappearance suspicious as Sumners was not in the habit of leaving home for long and because she had not been in touch with relatives in Alabama, nor her son. She usually stayed in close contact with the boy. Donna was not working at the time and pawned some of her jewelry before she disappeared.

    Her husband later committed suicide. Three days before the couple's eighth wedding anniversary, he shot himself on a sand dune in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he had been working as a bartender.
    Foul play is suspected in Sumner's disappearance.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Hernando County Sheriff's Office

    Agency Case Number: BPD1994020063

    Source Information:
    St. Petersburg Times


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  3. KateB

    KateB New Member

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    Today is the 21st anniversary of Donna's disappearance.

    Archived article from 10 years ago.
    Clinging to hope, family waits for sister's return
    This month is the 11th anniversary of Donna Sumners' disappearance, and her case remains unsolved.
    lots more at link.
  4. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde New Member

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    Feb 2016:

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