Jeannette Kamahele
North American Missing Persons Network
Jeannette Kamahele

Above Images: Kamahele

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 25, 1972 from Cotati, Sonoma County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 10, 1952
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Pacific Islander; Hawaiian heritage.
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Large birthmark beneath right breast.
  • Clothing: Levis and a brown sweater, sandals. Leather purse -
    natural brown color with dye pattern.
  • Jewelry: Gold-post earrings.
  • Case Number: 2679-99

  • Details of Disappearance
    Jeannette Kamahele left her residence around 9:30 AM on 4/25/1972 for school. She was a student at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

    She was standing on a Highway 101 on-ramp in Cotati on April 25, 1972 when a friend saw her get into a 1950s pickup fitted with a homemade wooden camper. A white man in his 20s or 30s was behind the wheel. Her friend called authorities after he learned that she never arrived at the Santa Rosa Junior College that day. No trace of Kamahele has been found. Kamahele was never located but is presumed dead.

    From early 1972 to mid-1979, the bodies of seven girls and young women were found in rural Santa Rosa, buried or dumped along steep embankments or in creek beds.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sonoma County Sheriff

    Source Information
    The Press Democrat