Name: Dawnita Leauta Wilkerson
Age: 44 years old
Last seen: June 21, 2020
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Status: Still Missing
44-year-old Dawnita Wilkerson was last seen in Evansville, Indiana on June 21, 2020. She disappeared after getting into an unidentified man’s vehicle.
Dawnita Leauta Wilkerson was born on March 14, 1976. She is a mother of six children, ages 15 to 22. At the time of her disappearance, Wilkerson was staying at her brother’s house in Evansville, Indiana.
She has several medical conditions that require medication that she is without.
On June 21, 2020, Dawnita Wilkerson was last seen by her 15-year-old daughter when she left her brother’s house, saying she would be right back.
At 8:16 pm, Wilkerson was captured on surveillance camera leaving an East Side motel in Evansville, Indiana. She was later seen standing next to another man outside the hotel before getting into a silver 2004 Chevrolet Suburban with tinted windows and a sunroof.
Dawnita Wilkerson never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
Her family filed a missing person’s report with the Evansville Police Department when Wilkerson didn’t call her mother or her daughters the next morning, as she usually did.
The silver SUV Dawnita got into after leaving the motel drove through Southwest Indiana and into Southern Illinois. Her cell phone last pinged to five spots in and around Carbondale, Illinois before being turned off the next morning.
According to her family, Wilkerson had received threatening messages from two men, one of whom was a former boyfriend, in the days leading up to her disappearance.
Court records show that her former boyfriend was arrested four times in 2018 and 2019 for domestic violence and battery incidents with Dawnita listed as the victim.
The two men’s identities have not been publicly released and they have not been named as suspects. Authorities identified the SUV’s owner, but the person reportedly refused to cooperate with the investigation.
The investigation in Dawnita Wilkerson’s disappearance is currently ongoing and active. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Dawnita’s discovery.
The circumstances of Dawnita Wilkerson’s disappearance remain unclear and her case is currently classified as missing. Her case remains unsolved.
African-American female born on March 14, 1976. Dawnita has black hair, brown eyes, stands 5’3 tall and weighs 145 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Dawnita has multiple tattoos including a heart on her lower back, praying hands with the name “Timmy” on her upper right shoulder and a cross on her upper left shoulder.
Clothing and accessories:
Dawnita was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jean shorts and sandals.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Dawnita Wilkerson please contact the Evansville Police Department at (812) 436-7979 or call the FBI Indianapolis Field Office at (317) 595-4000.
Resources & Further Information
Dawnita Wilkerson – Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dawnita Leauta Wilkerson #MP71411 – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Justice for Dawnita – Facebook
News & Media Links
Evansville Police searching for missing woman – Courier & Press 06/2020
Family of Indiana woman Dawnita Wilkerson missing since Father’s Day continues to search for answers – NBC News 08/2020
EPD releases new information on disappearance of Evansville mother – Courier & Press 02/2021
Friends, family say Dawnita Wilkerson ‘was afraid for her life’ in days before disappearance – Courier & Press 02/2021
Dawnita Wilkerson went missing in Evansville 2 years ago – Courier & Press 06/22
Dawnita Wilkerson’s family frustrated by recent lack of police communication – Courier & Press 11/2022
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Wayne Van der Schaaff says
Is the former boyfriend the father of any of her children ? .
Who is Timmy ? .
What would be the reason for the person / s , not to be co – operating with the authorities , were they ever polygraphed , or questioned more than on one occasion ? .