Missing Donel Jacoby Minor new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Donel Jacoby Minor

Left: Donel, approximate date 1984;
Right: Age-progression to age 32 (approximate date 2016)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: December 20, 1984 from Inglewood, California

Type: Non-Family Abduction

Date of Birth: October 8, 1984 Age at disappearance: 2 months old

Weight and Height: 1'8 - 2'0, 10 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Clothing/Jewelry Description: Light blue pajamas with a Care Bears cartoon character pattern imprinted on them.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Donel was abducted from his mother's apartment in Inglewood, California on December 20, 1984. His mother, Deanna L. Trammel, had previously had a photographic portrait made of the baby. An unidentified White male arrived at their house on December 20, claiming to have the photos in his black briefcase. Trammel let him inside; Donel was asleep at the time. While he was there, the man asked for a drink of water and Trammel left the room to get him one. When she returned, both Donel and the man were gone. No ransom note or any other clues were left behind, and neither Donel not the suspect has ever been seen again.
The man, whose sketch is posted below, was approximately 6'0 and had brown hair, a mustache and a thin build. The abductor was wearing a long-sleeved white dress shirt, a dark tie and dark-colored trousers. He has never been identified. Several area portrait businesses had sent salespeople door to door offering to make and sell holiday portraits, but none of them could be linked to Donel's abduction. His mother passed a polygraph in relation to the case. Donel's case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.