Dawnita is a Black woman standing at 5'3" tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Police and family members are urging anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact EPD's Adult Investigative Unit at 812-436-7979 or call the We Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463).
"This is an active criminal case," Nora (aunt) said. "They do have suspects."
So it appears they believe her disappearance is due to foul play.
6 children. She is described as very laid back, and very much in touch with her friends. This sure doesn't sound like voluntary disappearance.
Dawnita is very attractive.
I wonder how LE has tied her to Carbondale, IL
Ex husband, ex boyfriend(s)? Not much is being disclosed.
This fundraiser is about raising awareness and funds for the search effort in the missing person's case of Dawnita Wilkerson. There will be music, food trucks, snow cones, motivational speakers, bounce house, face painting, half-pot and raffles. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink, Wilkerson's favorite color.
Wilkerson's family has been looking for the 44-year-old mom of six since her June disappearance. She was reported missing in the mid-afternoon on June 22. Her 15-year-old daughter was the last to see her the day before.
Dawnita Wilkerson, 44, has been missing for almost eight weeks and there are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding her disappearance. As the family continues to seek answers, they are banding together for a fundraiser tomorrow.
Hundreds of people attended an event called "Show Up For Dawnita" at Garvin Park Saturday to show support, raise awareness and raise funds for the family's search for Wilkerson, 44, who went missing on June 21. The event began at 11 a.m. and was scheduled to go until 11 p.m. Food trucks provided services, donating profits to a fund to that effect, as well as proceeds from raffles and donations.
I live in Indiana and had not heard about Dawnita missing. It is sad how some cases get media attention and others do not. I supposed it's because of race, background (she has a bench warrant out for violation of probation) and other factors Indiana Supreme Court public access case search - MyCase
But she is missing. I hope she is safe.
Date of Last Contact: June 21, 2020
Missing From: Evansville, Indiana
Missing Age: 44 Years
Current Age: 44 Years
First Name: Dawnita
Middle Name: Leauta
Last Name: Wilkerson
Height: 5' 1" - 5' 4" (61 - 64 Inches)
Weight: 130 - 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity: Black / African American
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Circumstances of Disappearance
Officers were dispatched to a missing person report. Upon arrival, the reporting party informed officers that her mother had been missing for two days.
Distinctive Physical Features
LOWER BACK - HEART
UPPER RIGHT SHOULDER - PRAYING HANDS "TIMMY"
UPPER LEFT SHOULDER - CROSS
Evansville Police Department
Agency Case Number: Case # 20-11322
Dexter Wolf, Detective
Dawnita Wilkerson told her family she‘d be right back when she walked out of her brother’s house in Evansville, Indiana on Sunday, June 21, 2020. The 44-year-old never returned. Her phone was shut off by the next morning and when she didn’t call her mother or her twin as she usually did, her family became worried and reported her missing. In July, detectives met with the family to brief them on the case, but the family said they are not authorized to discuss details for fear of harming the investigation. Through donations from the community, thousands of fliers have been printed and two billboards have been purchased and put up at prominent locations in town, with Dawnita’s photos and information. Detective Dexter Wolf with the Evansville Police Department did confirm to Dateline that Dawnita’s case is still an open investigation and police are following up on every tip and lead they receive. Dawnita is 5’3” and weighs approximately 145 pounds. She has brown eyes and dark hair. Anyone who may have information on Dawnita’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Evansville Police Department’s Adult Investigative Unit at 812-436-7979 or call the Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463). Seven years of Dateline's Missing in America: 156 still missing