Donna (Potas) Gomez

Daughter   Sister   Friend

1985 Unsolved Murder - Lincoln Park, Michigan.

Cash Reward Offered.

August 2, 1985.  An unexpected knock on the door; Mrs. Potas, your daughter is dead, Donna is dead.  That is how we were awoken in the early morning hours one Friday in August.  We were just notified that my sister Donna had been brutally murdered and sexually assaulted in her Cleveland Street home.  This crime remains unsolved and a heartache and pain to all of Donna's family.

Donna was found at approximately 5:30 A.M. the morning of August 2nd by her husband Danny as he returned home from his midnight job.  There was no sign of forced entry into their home.  The family dog was locked in the bathroom.

A wonderful fun loving person has been taken from us all.  Donna was an active young woman and an aspiring artist working and teaching at a local art store called the Paint Box.  She enjoyed staying involved with the Lincoln Park High School athletic program by coaching the girls high school track team.  She was a friend and a leader to many.  She will always be missed.

For weeks, then months and now many years the Lincoln Park Police department has kept this case open.  Early on hope slowly began to fade and the case seemed to run cold without tips or leads.

A cash reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.  Can you help?  If you have any information about this crime please contact the Lincoln Park Police Dept Detectives at (313)381-8378 or via email

Anonymous tips though Crime Stoppers of Michigan.
(Up to $1000 Crime Stoppers reward offered.)

There are three ways to contact the Crime Stoppers tip line:
Call: 1-800-SPEAK UP
Text: phone text your tip to 274637 or CRIMES
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