‘Dinner for Dawn’ Set for Friday, June 7th, to Honor Dawn Pasela’s Bravery in the Face of Injustice and Build Support for a New Investigation into Dawn’s Suspicious Death

  • Doors open at 5 PM, Dinner 6-730 at VFW, 6805 Lear Nagle Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039
  • Benefit follows conclusion of Weekly Investigative Series about Dawn’s suspicious death, several successful rallies and new evidence in her case.
  • Yale Law School Appellate Clinic Awaiting Court Rulings on court filings about voice recordings and documents; Attorney Kim Corral continues advocating for a new investigation into events leading up to Dawn’s death
  • The goals of the event are to build our Community of Supporters, Raise Funds for Future Events, Share ideas and Brainstorm about Next Steps



CLEVELAND, OHIO – May 8, 2024 – FreeTonyViola.com and JusticeForDawn.com announced today that announced today that a Chinese Auction and Spaghetti dinner benefit to assist Dawn’s family and friends will be held Friday, June 7th at the VFW in North Ridgeville, Ohio.  This event builds on recent momentum for a new investigation into what happened to Dawn, who was found dead under suspicious circumstances as she was about to testify about misconduct by prosecutors.  The June 7th event continues our efforts to raise awareness of how Dawn was treated and petition powerful government officials to drive change and accountability in our justice system.

This fun filled event brings our community of supporters together for an enjoyable evening including a delicious spaghetti dinner ($15 per person), along with door prize giveaways, a 50/50 raffle, the chance to win gift baskets and gift cards, and brainstorming about next steps.  All funds raised will support future events or be used to raise awareness and promote Dawn’s cause.

RSVPs are appreciated, please visit the Justice For Dawn Facebook page and invitation, or purchase tickets now via CashApp: $Justice4DawnPasela.


This event will include a presentation by Seeking Justice, who recently established an anonymous tip line, (580) 8-SJ-TIPS or (580) 875-8477, so anyone can submit any information about the death of Dawn Pasela or information about any of the key players in this case.  To submit a tip, individuals can visit JusticeForDawn.com and view multiple ways to get in touch with Dawn’s legal or investigative team, or reach out directly to the creators of Seeking Justice at [email protected].


Edward and Karen Pasela, the parents of Dawn Pasela, said “We welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate Dawn’s life, work together to obtain new information about what happened to our daughter and get together for a fun evening.  We know Dawn would appreciate everyone’s support and we hope to see you on June 7th.”


Detailed background information about Dawn Pasela, the results of a Sheriff investigation into Dawn’s death, original source documents and a summary of newly discovered evidence can be found at www.JusticeForDawn.com.

Uncovered.com, the nation’s largest database of cold cases, features Dawn’s case on their website, details at https://uncovered.com/cases/dawn-pasela.

To learn more the criminal prosecution of Tony Viola, or to review court filings by Tony’s attorneys at Yale Law School or Attorney Kim Corral, please visit www.FreeTonyViola.com.

Seeking Justice is providing investigative resources and assistance to Dawn’s family and legal team. To subscribe to the Seeking Justice YouTube Channel or watch the Seeking Justice series, including past episodes, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/@SeekingJusticeShow.

ABOUT FREETONYVIOLA.COM:  FreeTonyViola.com’s mission is to shine a bright spotlight on the ‘win at all costs’ tactics, prosecutorial overreach and misconduct the United States Department of Justice employs when prosecuting American citizens.  Tony Viola was investigated by the Cuyahoga County Mortgage Fraud Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of state, local and federal agencies, and prosecuted in parallel federal and state cases. He lost the federal case but was exonerated at a subsequent state trial.  The website, originally created to solicit leads for Tony’s investigative team, has evolved into a tool to keep the public informed about critical developments in his case, and to share information that could potentially assist others who have been wrongfully ensnared by our criminal justice system.  For additional information, visit http://www.FreeTonyViola.com, friend us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tony.viola.9212, or follow us on Twitter @TonyViola.

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