Ramona Mae Priest
Priest, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 02/06/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/14/1981 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 125 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Priest's hair was dyed burgundy and black at the time of her disappearance. She wears eyeglasses with small wire frames. She has scars on her right eyebrow and right knee, a red birthmark on the back of her neck at her hairline, and a tattoo of a "Bad Boy" face in light blue and green ink with the initials "J.G." written in black above it on her right wrist. Priest's nickname is Mona. Her upper right premolar tooth is missing.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Priest was last seen as she was being released from the city jail in the vicinity of the 100 block of Security Circle in McMinnville, Tennessee on February 6, 2001. She has never been heard from again. She left behind all her personal belongings, as well as her infant child. There are reports that she was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, but this is untrue.
Priest had gotten some threats from unidentified individuals prior to her disappearance. It's unusual for her to go this long without getting in touch with her family. Foul play is suspected in her case, but few details are available.
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McMinnville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The McMinnville Southern Standard
October 12, 2004. February 26, 2020; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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