Today, July 29, 2022, would have been Dee Ann Warner’s 54th birthday. Instead, she vanished from her Tecumseh, Michigan farm on April 25, 2021. The 52-year-old mother and grandmother didn’t use a cellphone, vehicle, or bank cards. She left behind her $50,000 wedding ring and something far more precious — her nine year old daughter.
Her adult children and family do not believe she left voluntarily and do not believe she is still alive. “It was the fact her little girl wasn’t with her that was the biggest alarm. Dee wouldn’t have left her behind in a million years.” Parker Hardy, Dee’s nephew, told me. “Her kids and grandkids were everything to her.”
To date, there are been no arrests and frustration runs high for Dee’s family, friends, and the community who mourns her. On August 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM, there will be a Justice For Dee rally on the front lawn of the Old Courthouse located at 301 N. Main Street, Adrian, Michigan.
Kathryn Adams, longtime friend of Dee Warner, is hosting the event. “We encourage people to wear their Justice for Dee shirts, her favorite color purple, or cheetah print clothing. They can feel free to bring homemade signs or their yard signs,” Kathryn told me.
Organizers of the rally urge the community to show up on Monday and show their support. They offer other ways to help, such as joining the Justice For Dee Facebook page to learn the facts of the case. The page is updated continuously. Once you know the facts, spread the word to your family and friends.
Another way you can help is by signing the petition to get Michigan’s Attorney General involved in the case. It is quick and easy. If you haven’t already signed it, you can do so here.
Dee’s family and friends want Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office to hand the case over to the Michigan State Police. If you agree, you can contact Sheriff Troy Bevier at (517) 264–5371.
Dee’s nephew, Parker Hardy set up a gofundme account designed to keep Dee’s spirit alive. Money will be used to make positive changes in the community as a way to honor Dee. You can donate here.
If you can offer other ways to help get Justice for Dee than the aforementioned, I would love to hear your ideas in the comments. For those of you planning to be at the Old Courthouse on Monday at 1:00 PM, I will see you there!