|Hope: intransitive verb 1: to cherish a desire with anticipation.
transitive verb 1: to expect with confidence.
We Have Hope To Bring Donna Home.
|Donna was last seen by witnesses with John Steven Burgess
at his residence 3617 Faris Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90034
around midnight of
June 23-24, 2007.
|To print Donna's flyer click ON THE
IMAGE to enlarge and print
|To print Donna's flyer click ON THE
IMAGE to enlarge and print
Donna posted an ad on Craig list (Internet) as a Math Tutor in
hope to help other students. During this process she was contacted
by John Steven Burgess and a trust began. For this was Donna's
passion, to trust and help others. Her dream is to be a Doctor
(Neurosurgeon). Donna's big hart and generosity expanded by her
community services of many hours dedicated to baby sitting at
the Battered Women's Shelters. Her intimate kindness shows her
forever love for her family. From the small personal notes left for
her Father and the phone calls to say goodnight every evening to
the laughs and smiles given to her Mother each day.
|On March 17, 2009 Superior Court of the
State of California for the county of Los
Angeles charged John Steven Burgess (a
three times convicted sex offender) for the
disappearance of Donna Jou.
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|Supporters of Donna Jou Gathered outside of City Hall in
California Friday, July 13, 2007
|John Steven Burgess (Convicted Sex Offender)
appearance in LA courtroom August 20, 2007 on
charges of failure to register as a Sex Offender.
|Burgess was supposed to be in court for failing to register as
a sex offender, but his pretrial hearing was postponed
until Oct. 10.
Outside the court, Sept. 5, 2007 a crowd, which included
Donna's parents, attorney Gloria Allred and friends
chanted, "Where is Donna Jou?" Jou's parents made
heartfelt pleas to Burgess for answers.
|San Diego State University Students Show their support for the
family of Donna Jou In Candle light Vigil held
at SDSU campus Sept, 12, 2007
|Sept. 5, 2007 - outside of LA court, Attorney Gloria Allred,
is speaking with the media
We still asking for John Steven Burgess to help us bring Donna home. Burgess is choosing
not to talk about his knowledge of Donna's whereabouts. We have started a Petition to ask
John Steven Burgess "Where Is Donna"? Please Sign the Petition and Leave a comment for
John Burgess to read as a request to help us find Donna. We appreciate everyone's
compassion and support to bring Donna back home.
Click here to sign a petition/ send a message to John Burgess.
John Steven Burgess's recent
Updated July, 26-2012
Los Angeles County Central Jail
Jail Number: 3239912
|Donna is a Beautiful and Loved Daughter, Sister, Grand Daughter,
Niece, Cousin, Friend, and Honor SanDiego State University Student.
| In Memory of Donna Jou
April 23rd, 2010
Donna Jou was a 19-year-old, Honor student at San Diego State University when she disappeared in June 2007 after placing an
ad in an online classifieds website looking to earn a few extra dollars tutoring high school kids in math.
When I first learned about the very tragic story of Donna Jou and felt the incredibly palpable anguish of her Dad, Mr. Reza
Jou, in a birthday greeting that he posted on the website dedicated to her at www.DonnaJou.com, I became even more
determined to build a gated classifieds website that only allows users whose identity has been verified. Unlike shopping and
auction sites (e.g., Amazon and eBay) where users conduct business mostly by mail, users of online classifieds sites, on the
other hand, generally transact business in person. By allowing users to post ads anonymously, these websites create a perfect
breeding ground for criminals, who, thriving on anonymity, can hide behind their web browsers and prey on an unsuspecting and
trusting public with all kinds of nefarious activities, ranging from fraud to even more dangerous crimes, including rape, robbery,
In 2009, police arrested John Steven Burgess, a 3 time convicted sexual predator, who confessed to luring Donna to her death
after reading her classified ad online. As a father of 2 young girls, I made it my mission in life to build a safer classifieds website
so that my two daughters will never have to fear for their lives when using an online marketplace.
Please join me in building a web community where members may participate in all types of activities—trade, commerce or
social—free from fear and suspicion. If the SafeList Marketplace can help save just one life, or help prevent just one woman
from being raped or prevent just one child from falling into the dangerous world of child prostitution, then we will have made a
significant contribution to society. However, with your help, I am convinced that SafeList.com will play a significantly bigger role
in cleaning up the web of criminals and make it safer for everyone. We must not allow Donna’s untimely and tragic death be in
vain but instead act as a catalyst for us all in creating a better and safer Internet!
TO CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT
If you have any information regarding Donna's case
Please Contact Law Enforcement directly
through their e-mail
Your Identity will remain anonymous.
The Los Angeles Port Police, Captain Mike Graychik and his team members for providing exemplary support to our private
search team. We are grateful for their sincerity, dedication, and desire demonstrated to find my beloved daughter, Donna.
Special thanks to friends and supporters involved in our continuous search for Donna.
Your prayers, thoughts, and advice we will forever hold dear to our hearts.
|My lovely Donna, The pain of suddenly losing you
without explanation is horrible heartache beyond
comprehension for me. You were silenced in the
prime of your life by a known criminal, but there can
be no silencing of family and friends who will
continue to search for you until you are found. Live
without you is meaningless for me.
Love you, my baby M.
|The Joy a Father and Mother have when they see
the face of their newly awaited born child is a true
blessing from God. As the anticipation arrives again
to see the face of their Beautiful Donna we will
continue with Hope and Prayers.
God knows the Desires of our Hearts.
|On May 06, 2009: Burgess pleated guilty to
Involuntary Manslaughter and Concealment of
Accidental Death and dumping Donna into the Pacific
Ocean (due to lack of evidence to prove or disprove
his statement, the court accepted his fabricated story).
United States Congressman, The Honorable Pete Olson's letter to the
Chairman, National Association of Attorneys General
regarding Donna Jou's case and legislative proposal .
Dated February 12, 2010.
A quote form Capital Weekly - 88,000 sex offenders live in State of California.
"Only about 1,700 of the 88,000 sex offenders currently being tracked by the
state hit the SVP level".
For the full report you may click on capital weekly logo
|Letter to Steve
Cooley, DA of
|On March 17, 2009
Superior Court of the
State of California for
the county of Los
Angeles charged John
(a three times
offender) for the
Today, June 23, 2012, is the 5th year anniversary of my missing daughter, Donna.
Five years ago today I entered into a whole new world. I went down a path, never knowing if I would see the end, it was
the start of a new life. This was not a path of my choice, but it is a path I must walk mindfully with intention. It is a journey
Since that day, my life changed forever in so many ways, many things have happened.
Five years ago today my beautiful daughter walked away from our lives, and was never to be seen again.
Today I am sad. I am angry, confused, depressed, hurt, thrown, somber, …..
I’m everything you can possibly think of. It hasn’t been long, but in some ways it has been the longest days I never knew
could exist. Every cell in my body aches and wants to be with her. I shed many, many, many tears. I won’t smile as often as
my old self. Smiling hurts now. Most everything hurts some days, even breathing. I have a new normal now.
Five years ago she was gone, and I would never hear her voice again. I would never see her breathtaking smiles, I would
never feel a kiss or a hug from her. Because of that naive decision she made on that faithful day, for reasons I will never get
I know deep down in my heart, that I still have my Donna, that I will never be without her. I realize that this tragedy has lead
me to a new calling, one to keep going until our criminal justice system stop neglect and denial of victims’ human rights. Until
the judicial system stop plea bargaining with career criminals. Until authorities truly making the effort to follow their
democratic principles, until Donna comes home.
(missing Donna Jou’s dad)
My remarkable Donna,
This year marks the 4th anniversary of your ambiguous disappearance -- a tragedy that caused us an irreversible damage.
June 23, 2007 was the beginning of a nightmare I never woke up from. I was thrown suddenly into a dizzying world of
unbelief parents, then have to learn how to survive such an unthinkable crises, not knowing what to do and where to
look next. I have been through sobbing cries, aching heart, denial, hope, anger, and mourning, a myriad of strange
feelings and emotions never felt before and praying for answers every day, every waking moment.
Donna, I think steadily about you during the most sorrowful and terrifying journey of my life. A part of my very own
being has been chopped off violently by this horrific loss. You will always be inseparable part of me, I never be the same
Donna, we have plead to the local, state, and federal authorities in charge to ensure justice for you, to RE-OPEN your
case and assign a NEW investigative team to start their efforts in full force to find my fallen daughter and to bring you
back to us.
We have asked DA of Los Angeles/Mr. Cooley and his capable team to use their finely honed skills to find you instead of
relying on BURGESS’ (a CAREER Criminal’s) fabricated story.
I love you so deeply and genuinely my lovely Donna, will never fall out of love with you, I miss you badly my baby.
I need you.
|A song that was
5th. year anniversary of my missing doughter, Donna