MP of the week: Donald Hunter

This week’s featured missing person is Donald Edward Hunter, who disappeared from Mojave, California on August 11, 1999. He was arrested for drunk driving and, after his release from jail, decided to walk home. “Home” in this instance was thirty miles away. He never made it.

From what little I know it seems likely Donald simply got lost somewhere on his 30-mile journey and died of exposure. It said he gets confused easily due to a prior head injury, and I don’t know if he was still drunk or not when he left. (When they arrest people for DUI, do they wait till they’re sober before they let them out of jail? I have no idea.) Mohave, sez Wikipedia, has a desert climate with very hot summers; the average daytime temperature in August is 95.7 degrees.

If he is still alive, Donald would be 78 today.

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3 thoughts on “MP of the week: Donald Hunter

  1. Lauren April 20, 2016 / 12:33 am

    I used to drive between those towns quite frequently. Pure ugly Joshua tree filled desert and nothing else at all lol. Edwards Airforce Base is along that stretch by off the highway a bit.

    • Lauren April 20, 2016 / 12:40 am

      Sorry just to clarify the two towns I am referring to are Mojave and Boron (which was where he lived).

      Fun fact – Boron is where Borax soap is made.

  2. Mia April 23, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Typically an arrest like this would mean being held in the “drunk tank” at the jail for at least 12 hours.

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