The Case of Missing Donna Jou: Taking to the Airwaves

Confessed Killer, John Steven Burgess, to be Released April 15

San Diego, CA……Donna Jou went missing on June 23, 2007 after meeting with a man who answered an ad placed on Craig’s List offering tutoring by Ms. Jou. That man, known as both John Steven Burgess and Logan Anderson, eventually confessed to playing a part in her death and disposing of her body from a boat in the Pacific Ocean around San Diego, CA. Since the day that Donna Jou was last seen riding off with Burgess on a motorcycle, her family has waged a campaign to know the truth.

Appearing on The Susan Murphy Milano show on March 31, Donna’s father, Reza Jou and business partner, Karim Pirani of, were able to open up questions surrounding this case to the hosts. Susan Murphy Milano is a nationally known radio host and expert on intimate partner violence. On the show, questions about Burgess arose, explicitly about his prior acts and patterns of behavior before meeting up with Donna Jou. Burgess is a registered sex offender who had failed to report in California, fled to Florida, and was subsequently arrested there when the investigators started looking at him as a suspect.

It was determined on the radio show that there are many loose ends when it comes to the investigation of John Steven Burgess. For someone whose income arose from subletting rooms in his rented home to foreign students, he was able to post a large sum of cash bond. It’s also been determined that there is approximately $200 a month being deposited into his commissary account since he’s been incarcerated. Who is making those deposits?

On April 15, John Steven Burgess will be a free man once again. He will not be monitored, but will report to a probation officer for three years, as well as report as a sexual predator every time he moves according to the release papers. It was failure to do that which led to one of his arrests, will he be more prudent this time?

In an attempt to inform the public, Murphy Milano enlisted several talk radio hosts to address this case. Hoping to open up other avenues of renewed investigation, you can hear the experts discuss at the following sites:

Here Women Talk: The Susan Murphy Milano Show, March 31

Crime Wire: April 6

The Roth Show: April 6

Here Women Talk: The Susan Murphy Milano Show, April 7

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Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on April 15, 2011 at 3:17pm
Thank you Delilah for the update....just now saw it!  That is great news!!!! Praying they get the investigation reopened and Burgess never, ever walks free.
Comment by Delilah on April 15, 2011 at 10:34am

This is excellent news! 

John Steven Burgess will leave prison today, but will be turned over to Los Angeles County to serve another year.  

The Jou family and supporters will still be assembling at 10am PT to demand a re-investigation into Donna's case.

Comment by Delilah on April 14, 2011 at 6:52am
Family of Missing Donna Jou Assembling in Los Angeles as Murderer is Freed

On Friday, April 15, 2011 a confessed killer and convicted sex offender will be released into the public in Los Angeles, CA. John Steven Burgess confessed to killing Donna Jou, a 19 year old student who has been missing since June 23, 2007. Although Burgess confessed to her murder and throwing her into the Pacific Ocean, she has never been found. The Jou Family, friends and supporters will be assembling in front of Los Angeles Criminal Justice Center at 210 W. Temple to demand justice for Donna Jou at 10am on Friday, April 15.

In a plea deal, Burgess was only given a five year sentence for a lesser crime and has only served two years of that sentence. There are many questions surrounding this case that have never been answered. Violence expert, Susan Murphy Milano, along with Donna Jou’s father, Reza Jou, took to the radio airwaves the last few weeks to re-examine some of the facts of the case, as well as get these questions into the public.

If you are in the Los Angeles area, you are invited to come out and show your support for the family of Donna Jou.

For more information:
Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on April 14, 2011 at 1:01am

Keeping the Jou family in prayer as the release date draws near.


State of California Notice of Release:

Comment by Christy Hotchkiss on April 12, 2011 at 8:15pm
DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT LET THIS MONSTER GO FREE!!! I cannot fathom the Human race being this ignorant to allow this evil creature free! There has been a great loss to our society, such beauty, kindness, potential, knowlwedge and it was senselessly, needlessly, evily taken! This "creature has NO right to FREEDOM! WAKE Up AMERICA!!! Watch out For IGNORANCE and Corruption BEWARE OF TRAVELERS INSURANCE -ALSO! They are find WEASELy WAYS to snake out of desperate suffering home owner claims!! More GREED!
Comment by marianne asher-chapman on April 8, 2011 at 7:47pm
Reza, there are just not the words to describe my pain for you and your family. We all love Donna. Please don't give up.
Comment by DeDe on April 8, 2011 at 3:46am

LIFWE is tough enough most times,but living a nightmare is the toughest.I PRAY that TRUE JUSTICE will PREVAIL and that REZA and the Family will recieve PEACE and COMFORT SOON>GOD BLESS Y'ALL!

No one could know the anguish you feel unless they have been where you are REZA.I send LuvnHUGS from dede & dale

Comment by Ra'Vae Edwards on April 7, 2011 at 11:15pm


I wish there were words to express my true thoughts on what your family has been through. The entire case outrages me and this same thing is happening everywhere! What will it take for law enforcement and our Criminal Justice System to wake up and fix this atrocity?? My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Comment by Christina Venita Quinton on April 6, 2011 at 5:54pm
wishing you luck! :)


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