The Donna Gentile Story
The Life and Murder of an Innocent Runaway - San Diego’s NHI Murder Victim
Donna Gentile, an innocent runaway, survived as a prostitute, hired and victimized by distorted law protectors of the SDPD, caught in a triangle scandal between the power of two San Diego policemen, the Lieutenant who she cared for and the Patrolman who she feared. As a result of her court testimony they were fired. Her life became furthered complicated when the Internal Affairs division exploited and coerced her as a police corruption informant and left her murdered with a mouth full of rocks to silence her voice!
In March 1985 from the Las Colinas jail Donna predicted her own murder. In June 1985 her brutally murdered body turned up in Mt. Laguna in San Diego county. She was choked alive on a cocktail of gravel. Was this Donna’s dream? No. She dreamt of love, family, home, the white picket fence, the dream of so many young women of her day.
This is the True Crime story of the authors first cousin…her story…the story of Donna Marie Gentile, an innocent runaway, high profile prostitute, police informant. Her autopsy was sealed in hope to silence her voice. The FIRST AUTOPSY TO BE SEALED in the city of San Diego. Why?
Author, Anita DeFrancesco, clearly remembers the words Donna verbalized on the telephone and in a letter that she underlines from the Las Colinas San Diego county jail: “ I reported the patrolman for sexually harassing me” “My Life is in Danger when I get out, the cops are waiting for me”.
The stolen life of the 22 year old Philadelphia native, recorded a tape for CBS television and begged not to be released from jail in fear that the cops were waiting for her. Her spoken words:
“I feel someone in a uniform with a badge can still be a serious criminal”.
DONNA ASKED FOR HELP FROM THE SDPD BUT SHE WAS DENIED BY THOSE WE PUT IN POWER TO SERVE AND PROTECT... Hear her truth now and secrets unsealed. “The Donna Gentile Story” giving voice to help future innocent runaways forced to survive the streets as sex workers and victimized.
A trailblazer who carved a path for women in this current climate, the era of “Me Too”.
The high profile story exploded in the media and was nationally televised. Artists unveiled a billboard with the logo NHI; No Humans Involved; bearing the picture of Donna which was faced toward the SDPD headquarters. We believe her murder was a “cover up”.
No one should be both a criminal and a victim!
READ THE REAL STORY BEHIND DONNA MARIE GENTILE’S MURDER AS TOLD BY THE FIRST COUSIN, WHO WITNESSED EVERY CALL, EVERY MOMENT....
Donna's exact tape-recorded words-before she was found murdered
“In case I disappear somewhere or am missing, I want my lawyer to give this to the press. I have no intention of disappearing or going out of town without letting my lawyer know first. Because of the publicity that I have given a police scandal, this is the reason why I'm making this. I feel someone in a uniform with a badge can still be a serious criminal. This is the only life insurance that I have.”
Book Available on AMAZON Author Anita DeFrancesco