Donna Jean Mezo

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Left: Donna, circa 1992;
Right: Age-progression to age 36 (circa 2011)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 18, 1992 from Belleville, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1975
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Donna has a scar on her nose from plastic surgery, a birthmark on her right ear, and a ten- to twelve-inch scar on the outside of her ankle. She has homemade tattoos in dark green India ink of the letters "MIK" on her right ankle and a smiley face on her right wrist.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue denim jacket and a blue denim skirt.
  • Medical Conditions: Donna is asthmatic. She was pregnant at the time of her 1992 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Donna was a resident of Crocker, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, in 1992. She was visiting her uncle in Belleville, Illinois at the time of her disappearance.

    Donna was last seen walking along east Monroe Street near south Illinois Street in Belleville at approximately 1:30 a.m. on February 18, 1992. She had departed her brother's residence and was planning to meet her boyfriend, Jeffrie Mezo, at a nearby fast food restaurant at the time. Donna wanted a short visit with him before her brother drove her back to Missouri. She never arrived at her destination and has not been heard from again. She left behind her personal belongings.

    After Donna's disappearance, several people claimed to have seen her in the Fenton, Missouri area, but these sightings were not confirmed. Jeffrie, who was the father of her unborn child and not a blood relative of Donna's, was questioned by police about her disappearance and took a lie-detector test. He was found shot to death in South Side Park near his Belleville home, four months after Donna's disappearance. A note was found which indicated suicide, but the gun that killed Jeffrie was found in a nearby lake. It is unclear if his death is related to Donna's case.

    Donna left all her personal belongings behind when she vanished. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Belleville Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 15, 2012; age-progression updated.

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