Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Diane and her daughter, Tammy Hollins, 14, a student, were last seen on 06/09/1979 at app. 6am, walking down the street away from their apartment, toward the railroad tracks on Park Drive, by a neighbor. The two left everything in their apartment at the old Pine Haven apartments off ISB, then known as Volusia Avenue.
Diane never showed up for work and Tammy never showed up to school after that day. Tammy's father, Alphonso Hollins, reported them missing on June 11.
On December 6, 1986, human remains were unearthed in Screven County, Ga., a rural section of the state northwest of Savannah. In 2013 the remains were identified as Tammy Hollins.
According to Diane Hollins' older sister who also lives in Daytona Beach — Diane had dated a man named Ben Ponder. He was born in Screven County and his family still had a house there. That's where Tammy's remains were found. People who knew Tammy and Diane Hollins told police that Ponder was “stricken” with Tammy. Ponder, questioned by police, vehemently denied that he had anything to do with Tammy and Diane's disappearance. He died in Hope Springs, Arkansas, in 2009.
Diane has never been located.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Daytona Beach Police Department
Daytona Beach News Journal