Donda Renea Martino
Martino, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 06/30/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/14/1961 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'6, 170 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray t-shirt and gray gym shorts with the Hixon Wildcats logo.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Martino goes by her middle name, Renea.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martino was last seen on the Cuscowilla Trail in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 30, 1994. She spoke to her sister-in-law on the phone that evening. She said she was getting ready to leave the house but would call back upon her return. Martino has never been heard from again.
Her family didn't become concerned until she failed to show up for a birthday party the next day. They called her husband, who said he had gone to the store at approximately 11:00 p.m. the night before and when he returned, Martino was gone and he hadn't seen or heard from her since. None of the family vehicles were missing.
Martino's husband stated she had been drinking alcohol the night of her disappearance. She has never been heard from again. Her husband reported her missing three days after she was last seen.
Martino left all her belongings behind in her residence, along with her three children. She has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in her case. In October 2006, investigators dug up part of the garAge at the time of disappearance: in her former home. They thought they might find Martino's remains, but nothing was recovered and her case remains unsolved.
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Chattanooga Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Chattanooga Police Department
The Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Doe Network
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October 12, 2004. January 30, 2011; picture, alternate Height / Weight : , and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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