Petition filed to declare missing Lenawee County woman dead

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TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s something that you can imagine to be one of the most painful scenarios in a person’s life. With almost 1.5 years to the day Dee Warner disappeared, and almost 2 months since her case was taken over by Michigan State Police, the missing woman’s daughter has filed a petition to declare her mother legally dead.

The petition was filed in Lenawee County Probate Court on September 16th, with a hearing set to be held on March 9th, 2023.

Dee’s brother, Gregg Hardy, stated the following in his affidavit:

“Dee Warner strived to be a successful business person in order to buy nice things for herself, her children, and grandchildren. Dee’s business successes allowed her to buy many nice things such as a Cadillac Escalade, a Hummer, a million-dollar home, and jewelry. Dee would never voluntarily abandon the things she earned and disappear without a trace.”

Hardy went on to say, “Dee Warner was a tough business person. As a woman operating a male dominated trucking business, often had to stand up for herself in what some would perceive as an aggressive manner. There is absolutely no chance Dee would just walk away from her business without a fight.”

Bock said in her affidavit that there was never a week that went by without speaking to her mother.

You can view the petition in its entirety, here:

The family has stated in countless interviews that they believe Dee’s husband, Dale, had something to do with her disappearance, although he has not yet been named a suspect. He is a person of interest, however.

For a look at my most recent coverage of the case, click here.



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