Dona Marie Perry
Perry, approximate photo date 2016
Missing since: 01/05/2016
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 02/18/1947 (73)
Age at time of disappearance: 68 years old
Height / Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A teal and blue two-tone jacket, a flannel shirt, a brown wide-brimmed hat, a wedding ring and a pull-string backpack.
Medical Conditions Perry was in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease at the time of her disappearance. She was still very independent, however.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray hair, green eyes. Perry wears eyeglasses.
Details at time of disappearance: Perry was last seen at a Starbucks coffee shop in Ojai, California on January 5, 2016. She left home at approximately 9:00 a.m. for a doctor's appointment in Thousand Oaks, California, but she canceled her appointment and has never been heard from again.
Two days later, her car was found abandoned at the start of a the Gridley Trail, a hiking trail leading miles into the Los Padres National Forest. This was in the opposite direction of Perry's doctor's office.
An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of Perry's whereabouts. She and her husband had gone on vacation in Pismo Beach, California shortly before she went missing, and she seemed slightly agitated after they returned, her husband stated she wasn't acting out of the ordinary.
Perry has ten children, including six foster children with severe disabilities whom she and her husband took in during the 1990s. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Other information: California Attorney General's Office
Facebook Page for Dona Perry
The Thousand Oaks Acorn
The Los Angeles Times
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated April 14, 2018