North American Missing Persons Network
Diane Hopson

Above Image: Hopson, circa 2007

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 18, 2007 from Mabank, Johnson County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: Circa 1945
  • Age: 62
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears

  • Details of Disappearance
    Diane Hopson was reported missing from her home on November 20th, after her daughter couldn't reach her by phone and came to the house and found evidence
    of a struggle and blood at the scene, but couldn't find her mother. Diane's cell phone, car, keys and purse were left behind. Due to the amount of blood
    found on the back porch, investigators do not believe Diane could have survived.

    In December 2007, a Mabank man was charged and eventually indicted with her murder. He admitted to being in Diane's home the day of her disappearance,
    which is believed to be on the 18th. Neighbors claim to have heard and argument come from Diane's home. Investigators found evidence in his vehicle
    linking him to the crime.

    Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department, Texas Rangers, Smith County Investigators and Texas Game Wardens have conducted several searches in areas where
    the suspect was known to fish and hunt, but have yet to find her body.

    Neighbors described Diane as "incredibly kind, helping anyone who needed it. She would bring people in to get them on their feet."

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office
    Email at
    Van Zandt County Crimestoppers

    Source Information

    My Fox DFW News Archives
    KLTV News Archives
    Van Zandt Newspapers Archives
    Cedar Creek Pilot News Archives
    Athens Review News Archives