Donna Lynn Chatterton
Chatterton, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 02/05/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Myers, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/20/1968 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 90 pounds
Medical conditions : Chatterton has a history of alcohol abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Chatterton was last seen by her family in Fort Myers, Florida on February 3, 2015. Her roommate came home on February 4 and Chatterton wasn't inside their trailer in the 4600 block of Glenwood Avenue. On February 5, the trailer caught fire and burned down. The blaze is thought to have been accidental.
Authorities determined Chatterton had been seen by a neighbor hours after the fire. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning, and foul play is suspected in her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
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Lee County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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