North American Missing Persons Network
Diane Louise Augat

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Above Images: Augat, circa 1998

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 10, 1998 from Hudson, Pasco County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 21, 1958
  • Age: 40
  • Height: 5'4-5'5"
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Blonde/Strawberry
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo on right shoulder and back,
    scar on abdomen, missing Appendix, Pierced ears.
  • Medical Conditions: Manic depression, drug addiction and alcoholism.
  • Clothing: White tanktop shirt, blue shorts, and
    white sneakers
  • AKA: Diane Young
  • Case Number: 98-15054
  • Dentals: Orthopedic plate

  • Details of Disappearance
    Augat was last seen at 11 a.m. on April, 10, 1998 when she walked away from her home. She is on medication and left her residence without it. In the years prior to her disappearance, Augat battled manic depression, drug addiction and alcoholism.

    Less than a week after her family reported her missing, the phone at her mother's home rang. Since no one was inside at the time, the answering machine clicked on. Her mother remembers the short message: "Help, help," Augat said. Then, a scuffling sound, as though someone was grabbing the phone from her hands. "Hey, gimme that," Augat said. The call ended. The caller ID gave the name of the location as "Starlight".

    A bartender at the Hay Loft Tavern at Little Road and State Road 52 reported seeing Augat on April 10. On the day that she called her family asking for help, a waitress at the Inn on the Gulf in Hudson saw Augat eating lunch

    On April 16, 1998, a pedestrian found the tip of Augat's middle right finger, which was identified by a fingerprint match, near U.S. 19 and New York Avenue in Hudson. About a week after that, a bag of her neatly folded clothes was found at an Odessa convenience store.

    One of the last places Diane Augat was seen was the Coral Sands Motel, which was managed by Gary Robert Evers. In 2001, Evers was arrested on an unrelated murder charge. Augat's family was informed that Evers was a suspect in her disappearance. Her finger was found a block away from the motel.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    (800) 854-2862
    (800) 706-2488

    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    St. Petersburg Times