Many thanks in advanced,
Reza Jou (Donna Jou's dad)
Date: June 23, 2008 Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 3617 Faris Drive, Los Angles California, 90034 (Palms Area)
Donna Jou's parents get answers about her death
On Thursday, Jou's parents finally got answers to questions that have haunted them.
Burgess, a convicted sex offender, had pleaded guilty earlier this week to involuntary manslaughter and to concealing Jou's body. He agreed to meet with Jou's parents at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters.
They had little choice but to accept the story he told them about the night she died.
"I have so many whys unanswered," Nili Jou, the missing woman's mother, said as she emerged from the meeting.
Burgess, who recently completed a term for failing to register as a sex offender, has said Jou died after he gave her cocaine, heroin and alcohol at a party at his home in Palms. When he awoke the next morning, Burgess said, she was dead. He said he panicked and used his sailboat to dump her body in the ocean.
His plea bargain calls for five years in state prison; he is to be sentenced May 18.
Second Anniversary of my missing Donna
Statement to the press (23 June 2009)
Today is one of the saddest days of my life; it is the 2nd anniversary of my missing child, Donna.
Treasure within my heart has vanished, never to be seen again, feelings of loneliness,
helplessness, despair and abandonment are the routine of my life since Donna’s disappearance.
There are huge life altering problems that I have to deal with day after day for the rest of my
life and unless someone experiences it how could they possibly understand?
The fact of the matter is that Mr. Burgess’ confession served ONLY one person in this case ----
and that is Mr. Burgess himself. His confession has gained him the least severe sanction he
could possibly have received, a charge that will keep him in prison for a minimal time (5 years,
which will be 2.5 years with good behavior) only and that will, once again, provide him license to
commit whatever heinous crimes he will choose to perpetrate upon innocent victims in the
Burgess is a human predator; he will be looking for his next victim the day he walks out of