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Family seeks awareness for missing student

October 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Family and friends came together today to celebrate the birthday of an orange county college student who's been missing for 15 months. Donna Jou disappeared in June 2007.

Today those closest to her celebrated her 21st birthday in Malibu. This is the second birthday the family has had without her.

There was a birthday cake and people signed cards.

Her mother said she is empty inside without her daughter.

"Our heart is broken but we are living. I don't know how," said Donna's mother Nili Jou. "Without her I'm not alive. "

Jou's family said the last person to see Donna alive is john Steven Burgess.

He's a person of interest in the case and a known sex offender. Burgess is currently in jail for failure to register as a sex offender.


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