Donella Williams was 27 years old when she was murdered. Her body was found in Orange County, Florida, more than four decades ago, and the person responsible for her death has yet to be brought to justice.
There are a few details available in Williams’ case, but what has been reported is that she was found dead on Dec. 29, 1980.
Locals told authorities that they encountered her body at the water’s edge of Lake Tyler near South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Williams, who was born on Sept. 11, 1953, was last seen on the day her body was found.
A 7-11 clerk told investigators that they saw her earlier that morning inside the store, which is located at Westmoreland Drive and West Colonial Drive.
Her cause of death is unknown, but her case is being investigated as a homicide.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Donella Williams is encouraged to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 836-4357 or the Central Florida Crimeline at 1 (800) 423-TIPS (8477).