North American Missing Persons Network
Wilma Julia Joiner

Above Image: Joiner

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 8, 2000 from Vacaville, Solano County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 3, 1929
  • Age: 70
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 174 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, graying
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears. Mole on
    right cheek. Glasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease. She requires
    assistance caring for herself, and may be disoriented
    as a result of her condition.
  • Clothing: Dark blue pants, red sweater with a black and
    white design on the upper portion, blue tennis shoes
    with black soles.
    May have been wearing a floppy-style denim hat and black clutch purse.
  • Jewelry: Gold ring with embedded white stones.
  • AKA: "Willa"; "Sister Joiner".
  • NCIC Number: M-650552247
  • Case Number: 00-2044

  • Details of Disappearance
    Joiner lived alone in Colorado Springs, Colorado in early 2000. Her physicians and loved ones determined that she required constant care and Joiner relocated to Vacaville, California in early March 2000. She moved into her niece's residence on Songbird Court near Leisure Town Road between Alamo Drive and Marshall Road.

    Joiner was last seen departing her niece's home in Vacaville, California on March 8, 2000. She apparently decided to take a walk and left the residence between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM. She may have been carrying $30 at the time. Joiner never returned to the house.

    Search dogs traced Joiner's scent to the Beacon gas station on Leisure Town Road near the entrance to Interstate 80. An extensive search of the area was conducted with negative results.

    Joiner's family members said that she did not want to move to California and believed she was capable of caring for herself.

    Her niece told investigators that Joiner was in good spirits on the morning of her disappearance. Joiner has not contacted any other relatives since March 2000. She had only resided in Vacaville for several days and was not familiar with the area. She left her purse behind at her niece's residence. Her family members believe that Joiner was taken against her will and fear that foul play was involved in her case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Vacaville Police Department
    (707) 449-5200

    Source Information
    California Dept. Of Justice
    Marin County Search and Rescue
    The Reporter