Janel Irene Peters

Above: Peters, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 29, 1981 from Valinda, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 11, 1960
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Peters has a small tattoo of a bird on her left breast and a mole on her right cheek. Her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white long-sleeved pullover sweater, light blue slacks and platform shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Peters has diabetes and requires daily insulin injections to survive.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Peters was last seen in Valinda, California at 11:30 p.m. on January 29, 1981. She had been on a date with a friend and was last seen walking westbound away from the friend's home, in the 1700 block of Double Grove Street. She has never been heard from again. It's uncharacteristic of Peters to leave without warning, and foul play is possible in her case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Los Angeles Times


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 2, 2016; medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.

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