Donna Jean Michalenko

Above: Michalenko, circa 1968


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 2, 1968 from Kief, North Dakota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Bar

    Details of Disappearance

    Michalenko was last seen in Kief, North Dakota on November 2, 1968. She and a male friend went to a bar and stayed until midnight. Her friend said he dropped her off at her in Butte, North Dakota, at the home of her ex-husband and three children. She has never been heard from again.

    Michalenko had a history of leaving town voluntarily for extended time periods. As a result, she was not reported missing until December 27, six weeks after she was last seen. Her daughter filed the report. Foul play is now suspected in her case, but it remains unsolved and few details are available.


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

    North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation


    Source Information
    Porchlight International for the Missing and Unidentified


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 5, 2012; date of disappearance corrected, middle name added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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