Mary Elizabeth Dietz
North American Missing Persons Network
Mary Elizabeth Dietz

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 1997 from Selbyville, Sussex County, Delaware
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 20, 1919
  • Age: 78
  • Height: 4'9-4'10"
  • Weight: 90-110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Medical Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease
  • Case Number: 07-97-35953

  • Details of Disappearance
    Dietz was last seen at her Lantern Lane residence on October 14, at 03.30, as she was waiting for her morning paper. She was reported missing by her son. Foul play is not suspected. Neighbors often saw her in a disoriented state, sometimes digging through a dumpster behind her house. At the time of her disappearance, a trash collector saw the empty dumpster with a door open at the side. Dietz may have climbed into the dumpster, and been taken to a landfill. Searches found no trace of her.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Delaware State Police

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