SOURCE: Times-Herald (Vallejo CA), Sept. 18, 2010
Danna Dever was reported missing from her home in Cordelia CA by her live-in boyfriend, Lonnie James Kerley, on Aug. 5, 1996. He claimed that the 35-year-old Danna had left on June 14, 1996.
An unidentifiable murder victim, her body had already been found on July 8, 1996. She wasn't identified until [May] 2007. She had been buried as a Jane Doe.
On Oct. 16, 2010, friends and family members gathered for a remembrance of the lovely young woman who disappeared from their lives more than 14 years before. Afterward, friends and family traveled to Skyview Memorial Lawn in Vallejo CA for a graveside service and the placing of a granite marker bearing her name.
Danna was the third of four sisters. She also left behind a daughter.
Kerley, Danna's physically abusive boyfriend, was convicted of second-degree murder for her death. On Jan. 31, 2013, he was sentenced to a term of 15 years to life in prison.
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