Discussion in 'The Unidentified' started by jodierenee, Mar 23, 2007.
Rest in peace, Dana.
May justice be served.
What a tragic situation—and good for DNA Doe!
RIP Dana Lynn Dodd
The woman's family was in East Texas this weekend for a funeral, and to thank all of those who worked to give them closure.
It was a solemn observance at White Cemetery in Longview, attended by Gregg County sheriffs personnel, and Florida members of Dana Dodd’s family. The woman we came to know as Lavender Doe.
"We wanted to bring everybody out and thank them as one, for being part of Dana. Showing the love while we weren't able to find her, they kept her safe and loved. So we wanted to thank everybody. All the years of looking for her, we did not know she was in this part of the country, we thought she was up north," says Dodd's sister Amanda Gadd.
“It’s special to me and the other men and women who came before me on this case. It’s an honor to be here today to see Dana get her name back,” said Gregg County sheriff’s office lieutenant Eddie Hope.
“When we got that first phone call that it could possibly be her it was like breathtaking, she’s not Jane Doe anymore, she’s Dana Lynn Dodd,” said Dodd’s brother John Dodd.
August 2018, Joseph Burnette was arrested and confessed to the murder of the then missing person Felisha Pearson.
And then confessed to killing Lavender Doe.
"Now its all about the justice for Dana," Amanda says.
Family of ‘Lavender Doe’ hold funeral in Longview
I’m glad that Dana got her name on her stone. It was released that she left home with a boyfriend at 15 yrs old in 2000 and was reported missing in 2003. She was murdered in 2006.