Dara Lorrainne Joseph
Joseph, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 05/20/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/01/1983 (37)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 4'9 - 4'11, 100 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue/hazel eyes. Joseph's nose, ears and septum are pierced, and she has several tattoos, including a star on her arm. She often changes her hair color. Her previous married name is Friesen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Joseph's family in PortAge at the time of disappearance: , Indiana last heard from her in late May or early June 2017. Her last known address was a camper in China, Texas, which she shared with her boyfriend. She told her family she would be traveling to PortAge at the time of disappearance: , but she never arrived there. Her boyfriend said she left him during the week of June 17.
Joseph's family stated she had a violent relationship with her boyfriend, and they're concerned for her safety. They reported her missing after they didn't hear from her for several months. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear. Indiana police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
PortAge at the time of disappearance: Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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