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Diane Genice Dye










Missing Person Case September 2021



Missing Person Case September 2021


Diane, approximately 1979; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 46 (approximately 2011); Reconstructed imAge at the time of disappearance: of Princess Doe




Date reported missing : 07/30/1979

Missing location (approx) :
San Jose, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Ethnicity :
White


DOB : 11/20/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 13 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue shirt and light blue corduory pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Diane has a two-inch scar on her chin and her ears are pierced. She has previously fractured her left forearm.





Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Diane was last seen in her hometown of San Jose, California on July 30, 1979. At the time she, she was believed to have left of her own accord because of her distress about her parents' marital problems.
For a time, officials believed Diane may be the homicide victim known as "Princess Doe." The unidentified female's remains were located in New Jersey in 1982. She was approximately 16 years old, which was around the same Age at the time of disappearance: as Diane would have been. Comparisons between the unidentified teenAge at the time of disappearance: r's teeth and Diane's dental records were inconclusive. Years later, Diane was conclusively ruled out as a match for Princess Doe. The young woman remains unidentified.
Investigators believe Doug Young, a convicted murderer, may have been responsible for Diane's disappearance. He knew Diane and was seen talking to her shortly before she went missing. Authorities have gone to death row multiple times to question him, but he denies any involvement in Diane's disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.


Other information and links : ncy

San Jose Police Department
408-277-4141



September 2021 updates and sources

California Attorney General's Office
The Vidocq Society
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2ľ5% of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
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Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. May 13, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.