Donna Lee Urban
Urban, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 02/07/1983
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/11/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 112 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light-colored ski jacket.
Medical conditions : Urban was clinically depressed at the time of her disappearance. She has made two suicide attempts in the past.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Urban is left-handed.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Urban was last seen in Wilmington, Delaware on February 7, 1983. At approximately 10:00 p.m., she stopped her car in the far right northbound lane on the Delaware Memorial Bridge, got out and jumped off the bridge into the Delaware River. She has never been heard from again and a search of the river turned up no sign of her, but she is presumed deceased.
Other information and links : ncy
Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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