Afterward, Dale claimed to have carried Dee to the couch before heading to bed.
So, by the next morning of April 25, she was reportedly still sleeping on the couch while Dale headed to work at 6:30 a.m.
About two and a half hours later, however, Dee’s adult daughter stopped by with her boyfriend and daughter to have Sunday breakfast– which was a weekly tradition.
But upon arriving at the Munger Road home, Dee was nowhere to be found. Moreover, she was never seen or heard from again.
Once Dee’s family failed to locate her, they contacted the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office to file a missing person report.
It was discovered that her cell phone and purse were also missing. However, both of Dee’s vehicles had been left behind– still parked in her garage.
Through phone record analysis, authorities found that at 11:00 p.m. on the evening of April 24, Dee’s phone had switched over from WiFi to cellular service. Then, by 2:30 a.m., the device had died.
Since then, Dee’s bank account, phone records, and social media accounts have not been active.
When speaking with authorities, Dale shared his belief that Dee had traveled out of the country with another man that morning. However, surveillance cameras never captured any footage of Dee leaving the property. Her passport also had not been used.
In the beginning, officers from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office were originally leading the investigation. Then, Sheriff Troy Bevier eventually called upon the FBI and Michigan State Police to aid in digs and ground-penetrating radar searchers as they looked for Dee’s body.
Multiple searches ensued during the investigation with the help of cadaver dogs, foot patrol teams, radar systems, drones, and helicopters. But strangely, the only shred of evidence recovered was a set of keys that had belonged to Dee.