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Kristen Joy Diede

Missing person located July 2020
Missing person located July 2020

Diede, approximate photo date 1993 Anderson and Diede's van

Missing since: 08/15/1993

Missing location: Wishek, North Dakota

Type of missing case: Endangered Missing

Gender: Female

Ethnic group: White

Age at time of disappearance: 30 years old

Height / Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds

Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Diede's birth name was Valerie Gobel.

Details at time of disappearance: Diede and her boyfriend, Robert Anderson, dropped her son and daughter off at their paternal grandparents' home in Wishek, North Dakota on August 15, 1993. Diede called friends back home and said she was having trouble getting her children back. She and Anderson then stopped by to visit her brother before leaving to go back home. Neither of them has ever been heard from again.
The Dodge van they were driving was found abandoned over a hundred miles away at a railroad station parking lot in Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 20, the same day the pair were reported missing. A photo of the van is posted with this case summary.
Anderson and Diede are both from Minnesota. They left all their belongings behind at their home. Diede was in the process of a divorce at the time of her disappearance.
Authorities at first assumed the couple had left of their own accord, but Diede's loved ones never believed she would have abandoned her children. Authorities believe she and Anderson were homicide victims. Their cases remain unsolved.

Other case information

Agency in charge: Logan County Sheriff's Department
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Other information: NamUs
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson -- The Search For Kristin Diede (born Valerie Goebel) and Robert Anderson
Psychic detective links: https://briansprediction.com/missing/

Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated December 29, 2015 distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.