Dee Ann Warner

Dee, circa 2021; Dale Warner

  • Missing Since 04/25/2021
  • Missing From Tipton, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age 52 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'4, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Dee's ears are pierced. She had blonde highlights in her hair the time of her disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Dee was last seen at her home on Mugner Road in Tipton, Michigan in the early morning hours of April 25, 2021. The evening before, she, her husband and one or two of their employees got into an argument. Her husband later called it "the worst argument of his life."

Her husband, Dale Warner, said he left the house at 6:30 a.m. and at the time, Dee was asleep on the couch. When he came back home, she was gone. She has never been heard from again. She left all the family vehicles behind, and since her disappearance there has been no activity on her cellular phone, bank account or credit cards.

Dee ran her own trucking company and agricultural business at the time of her disappearance. She had four adult children and one nine-year-old daughter. Her loved ones stated her marriage was extremely troubled: Dale allegedly stalked her and put a tracking device on her car, there had been episodes of domestic violence, and Dee wanted a divorce.

The day before her disappearance, she went to an eyelash appointment. Her esthetician stated she was crying when she arrived, upset about a disagreement with Dale. She did, however, schedule another appointment at the end of her session, indicating she had no plans to leave the area anytime soon.

Her property had security cameras, but Dee was not seen on them at any time after April 24. Her passport and cellular phone have not been used, and she hasn't made any contact with anybody by email, phone, text or social media. Her family doesn't believes she would have simply walked out of her life and abandoned her family over her marriage problems.

In November 2024, Dale was arrested and charged with his wife's murder and with evidence tampering. Authorities believe he killed Dee on or around April 25, the same day she was last seen. A photo of Dale is posted with this case summary. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

Foul play is suspected in Dee's disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

Investigating Agency

  • Lenawee County Sheriff's Office 517-263-0524

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 3, 2022; details of disappearance updated.