Dawnita Wilkerson has reportedly and previously been described as a “very funny” person with a “heart of gold.”
Family members say 44-year-old Dawnita Wilkerson disappeared in the middle of the pandemic in 2020 and has not been seen since.
On June 21, 2020, Wilkerson’s family told 14 News, the mother of six said she was running out from her brother’s Indiana home and would be “right back.” She has not had contact with anyone since.
Wilkerson’s loved ones fear she is in danger and they are not giving up in finding her. In fact, many people who know Wilkerson have reached out to “In Pursuit with John Walsh” through the ID Facebook page in hopes of getting national attention for this case.
In August 2020, hundreds of people in Evansville attended an event called “Show Up For Dawnita” at a local park. Her family and friends have also put up billboards and printed hundreds of fliers, placing them all over town and in nearby Illinois.
Julia Womack, Wilkerson’s aunt, previously told the Courier-Press her niece was always in contact with others, “Every day she calls her mom at 5 a.m. Somebody always knows where she is. And suddenly everybody just stopped hearing from her and we knew something had to be wrong.”
In January 2021, Addie Byers-Bryant spoke directly to 14 News, “Keep sharing, keep talking about Dawnita Wilkerson. Keep sharing her picture, keep contacting the detective heads with any new information you have, keep posting, keep sharing.”
Wilkerson’s children range in age from 15-22.
Family members reportedly say Wilkerson has tattoos including a cross on her upper left shoulder and a heart on her lower back. She stands 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.
If you have any information please contact the Evansville Police Department at (812) 436-7896.