Overview of Dannette Millbrook
Imagine your 15 year old sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece, or goddaughter vanishing without a trace and a thorough investigation is not provided to find them. This is what happened to Dannette Millbrook.
In 1990 in Augusta Georgia, Dannette was a 15 year old girl who is described as a “peacemaker”, friendly and quiet. She has a fraternal twin sister, Jeannette Millbrook, who she shares a special bond with. Dannette comes from a big family that is tight knit. She enjoyed doing cheers with her sisters outside, picking blueberries from a tree, watching reruns of Punky Brewster, and being a homebody. Also, she was a freshman at Lucy C. Laney High School who was responsible and reliable.
On Sunday March 18, 1990, Dannette walked to Churches Chicken with her sister Jeannette Millbrook after church to buy lunch for their family. When they returned home, they told their mother and sisters that they were followed by a man in a white van. After they ate, Dannette, Jeannette, and their mother began to discuss how they would get to school on Monday and for the entire week. Their school bus could not pick them up since their new apartment was out of their school district. They decided to call their godfather, Ted, who said he would give them $20 for their bus fare.
At 3 pm, Dannette and Jeannette set out to walk to their godfather’s house. After they retrieved the money for their bus fare, they decided to walk to their cousin Juanita’s house where they asked if she wanted to spend the night at their home. They always had sleep overs, but Juanita couldn’t this time.
Dannette and Jeannette then made their way to their eldest sister’s house, Aceander Millbrook, where they asked if she could walk home with them, but Aceander was unable to accompany them. She just recently gave birth and was not up for the long walk; Dannette and Jeannette understood and decided to go to the Pump ‘N’ Shop to buy snacks before walking home. Ms. Gloria, the clerk, spoke with Dannette and Jeannette as they paid for their items and they left immediately after they purchased their snacks. Ms. Gloria turned her head for a moment and when she looked back Dannette and Jeannette had disappeared.
Danette and Jeannette’s mother expected them to be home by dinner, but the twins never returned. Their mother, Louise Sturgis, began to quickly worry. She and Dannette and Jeannette’s sister, Shanta Sturgis, began walking down the street to search for them. When they could not find Dannette and Jeannette, Louise Sturgis called the police twice: once to report they were missing and again after the 24-hour waiting period had passed. The original investigator immediately labeled Dannette and Jeannette as runaways and did not thoroughly investigate their case.
A year later, the original investigator closed the case, but it was reopened in 2013 by Sheriff Richard Roundtree.
On March 18th of 2023, it would be 33 years since the disappearance of Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook, and they still haven’t been found. They would be 49 this year and their family is still searching and waiting for answers. They need to know what happened to Dannette and Jeannette.
If you know anything about Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook’s disappearance, please contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1000, the tip line given by the family at (404) 590-2975, or visit their website, themillbrooktwins.com, to submit a tip through the submission form. A reward up to $50,000 is being offered for information on Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook’s case.