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Donna was last seen in Chandler, Arizona on July 5, 1987. This was the same day she planned to separate from her husband, Kevin Dale Jokumsen. They lived in the 900 block of west Gary Drive. Donna planned to take their two toddler sons and drive to her parents' home in Enumclaw, Washington, where she and Kevin also used to live. Kevin stated his wife packed all her belongings before her disappearance and he gave her all their cash, about $1,100. He said he last saw her when she went to visit a friend in Mesa, Arizona that evening, and she never returned to their home. He said she had left him several times in the past but was never gone for longer than a few days.
Authorities subsequently discovered that Donna had left behind all her possessions, her car and the children. When she had not arrived in Washington within five days, her father reported her missing. Kevin never notified the police about Donna's disappearance, and he also failed a lie detector test about her case. Police stated they believed she had been murdered, but the prosecutor's office initially refused to bring charges without a body. Kevin subsequently moved back to Washington state with his and Donna's children. He never contacted Arizona police to ask about the status of his wife's case.
In September 2017, Kevin was charged with second-degree murder in Donna's case. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. Several sources, including Donna's mother and a friend of hers, stated there was a history of domestic violence in the Jokumsens' marriage and this was why Donna planned to leave her husband. (Kevin had said she wanted to leave because she didn't like the weather in Arizona and couldn't find a job in her chosen field, banking.) Donna had reportedly told her friend that Kevin had beaten her, raped her and threatened to kill her prior to her disappearance.
Kevin is awaiting trial. Foul play is suspected in Donna's disappearance due to the circumstances involved.