Donna Kay Kingston
Kingston, approximately 1984
Date reported missing : 05/11/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/01/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'5, 140 - 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American female. Black/brown hair, brown eyes. Kingston's maxillary anterior teeth protrude. She wore orthodontic bEthnicity : s in the past, but they were removed prior to her disappearance. She has a small mole on her right cheek. Her nickname is Dirteater.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kingston was last seen in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on May 11, 1984. She had met a man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who told her if she went to Tulsa she could make some money.
Kingston left in her grandmother's red and white four-door 1980 Mercury Monarch with the Oklahoma license plate number CZ4818. She told her family she was leaving and told her grandmother she would call when she arrived at Tulsa.Â Kingston never called and has never been heard from again, and her grandmother's car has never been recovered. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unclear.
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