Donna Maria Gonzales
Missing since April 7, 1992 from Rayne, Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Gonzales was last seen in Rayne, Louisiana on April 7, 1992 at 15:00, walking along South Adams Street near Devil's Alley. She was selling insurance policies door to door to businesses in the area.
Her car, a 1982 blue Pontiac Bonneville was found in a parking lot off of Devil's Alley near South Adams Street. The car was found with her purse and driver's license in the trunk. The keys were missing, as well as Gonzales' insurance brief case. There was no sign of struggle at the car.
She had just started her job as an insurance agent, and Tuesday was her first day without her boss accompanying her.
Police are convinced foul play was involved in the disappearance because she was too levelheaded to simply vanish on her own without a trace.
Gonzales had spent three years, from 1989 to 1991, with the Trappistine religious order of sisters in Iowa, contemplating joining the secluded order.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Rayne Police Department
Lafayette Police Department
The Advocate 4/11/92