Velva Maria Jacklin
Jacklin, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 07/07/2018
Missing location (approx) :
Desert Hot Springs, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/30/1964 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 54 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 115 - 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white shirt, gray gym shorts and a tan baseball cap.
Medical conditions : Jacklin has multiple unspecified medical issues that require daily medication, which she doesn't have with her.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jacklin may use the last name Wilkinson. She has a scar on one thigh.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jacklin was last seen in Desert Hot Springs, California on July 7, 2018. She was looking for her missing dog, a brown Chihuahua, near a Chevron gas station in the 22600 block of Palm Drive, when she walked into a stretch of desert and never returned. She has never been heard from again.
At the time of her disappearance, Jacklin didn't have a permanent address, but usually stayed at different locations in the Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs areas of California. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Cathedral City Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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