Janet Gould DeFelice
North American Missing Persons Network
Janet Gould DeFelice

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Above Images: DeFelice, circa 2007

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 1, 2007 from Templeton, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 8, 1918
  • Age: 88
  • Height: 5'6"-5'7"
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown; graying
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Oval scab on right shin,
    arthritis in toes and hands, upper and lower teeth are crooked.
    Light complexion. Glasses with gold wire frames.
  • Medical Conditions: Janet has symptoms of dementia.
  • Clothing: Red long sleeve v-neck fleece pullover, black
    sweatpants, white "Easy Spirit" athletic shoes, white socks, and
    a navy blue purse.
  • Jewelry: A watch, possibly a "Timex", with a black band and
    gold face worn on left wrist.
  • AKA: Jan or Gramsie
  • Case Number: 070604671

  • Details of Disappearance
    DeFelice was last seen at son's residence at approximately 1:30am in the vicinity of the 5200 block of Santa Rita Ranch Road in rural Templeton, CA.
    A phone conversation took place with Janet at approximately 2:30am. When the family member awoke at 7:00am, she was gone.

    DeFelice had recently been relocated to Templeton from Southern California due to recent dementia/alzheimers difficulties. Mrs. DeFelice lived in Costa Mesa for nine years before moving to Templeton on May 31, 2007.

    An extensive search of the area but to date have been unable to locate her.

    Authorities received a call in late June of a possible sighting at Someone Cares soup kitchen in the 700 block of W. 19th Street. It is the first reported sighting of DeFelice in Costa Mesa, but police were unable to verify the sighting.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office
    (805) 781-4500
    Crime Stoppers
    (805) 549-STOP

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Daily Pilot
    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff