Donna Lee Fowler
North American Missing Persons Network
Donna Lee Fowler

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 10, 1980 from Trinity, Trinity County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 5, 1973
  • Age: 7
  • Height: 3'0"
  • Weight: 43 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: One inch scar between second and
    third toes on right foot. Prior skull fracture.
  • Clothing: Brown multicolored smock top, brown jeans. Brown suede shoes.
  • Case Number: 804516

  • Details of Disappearance
    Donna was last seen by friends around 2:30 p.m on November 10, 1980. After she failed to come home later that evening, her mother called the sheriff’s office to report her missing. Search dogs lost Donna's scent at a creek just a few feet away from her home.

    Wayne Smith claims he strangled Fowler when she came over to his shack and then dumped her body at the landfill in Weaverville. He is serving a life sentence in Los Angeles County.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Trinity County Sheriff's Department

    Source Information
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