Diana Lee Estey
Estey, approximately 2016
Date reported missing : 10/31/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 71 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly a purple jacket.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gray hair, green eyes. Estey has a lazy left eye. Her ears are pierced and she wears eyeglasses. Her nickname is Di.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Estey was last seen at her home in the 1100 block of Medford Center Road in Medford, Maine on October 31, 2016. She has never been heard from again. She wasn't reported missing for severalÂ days because she lived alone and wasn't in daily contact with her family.
Estey, who is childless and never married, grew up in Medford and left the state in the 1990s. She returned in the spring of 2015 and moved back into her childhood home. She was making extensive repairs to the house, including a new roof and a new foundation. She was in excellent physical and mental health and was active for her Age at the time of disappearance: . She enjoyed walking in the woods near her home and traveling around the state with loved ones.
Her disappearance is considered suspicious, as there were no indications that she had planned to leave, and police have not ruled out the possibility of foul play. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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