Real Name: Donna Moses Brown
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date: December 3, 1984
Date of Birth: February 15, 1947
Weight: 140 pounds
Marital Status: Married
CaseEditDetails: In 1974, 18-year-old Michael Wayne Brown and a friend robbed an insurance office in Oklahoma and murdered Richard Sullivan, an insurance investigator who arrived in the office during the robbery. The two men were eventually arrested, tried, and convicted of the murder and Brown was sentenced to death; his sentence was later commuted to life in prison. In 1983, a widow named Donna Moses met him through a program in her church group where they talked to prisoners at a nearby correctional facility. The two fell in love and in 1984 were married. On December 3, just a few months later, Brown and another inmate escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, Oklahoma, and authorities assumed that Donna had driven the getaway car after she dropped her two children off with relatives.
Donna vanished just one day before her daughther Sherry Nickerson's 15th birthday. The Browns, using the aliases David and Sherry Gregory, were tracked down to New Jersey. In 1987, Donna called Sherry to tell her that she had split up with Brown and that she would soon return, but she never did. She called her and her brother again in either 1990 or 1991, and asked if she had any grandchildren, but at the time she didn't. However, since then, Sherry and her brother have each had a son, and they want their children to met their long-lost grandmother. Authorities believe that she is afraid to come home because of her involvement in the escape. However, there are no arrest warrants out for her, and she is allowed to come home at any time.
Suspects: Michael Wayne Brown
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the April 10, 1998 episode.
Results: Solved. Donna was finally located married to Brown and living in Kettering, Ohio under the names Kenneth and Linda Ginter. They were located after a man recognized their photo on the Unsolved Mysteries web site. They returned back to Oklahoma and turned themselves in to the police. Brown went back to prison and recieved an additional two years to his sentence while Donna was reunited with her family.