Diane Marie Kennedy
Kennedy, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 12/31/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Waynesville, North Carolina
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/21/1957 (63)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray winter jacket, blue or black jeans and tan winter boots. Carrying a small back duffel bag with red straps.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Kennedy has a scar on her upper forehead. She has an indentation at the base of her throat. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies may list Kennedy's eye color as brown.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kennedy was last seen walking away from her residence at approximately 10:00 p.m. on December 31, 1996. She lived on Candlelight Lane near Rabbit Skin Road in Waynesville, North Carolina. She has never been heard from again.
Kennedy worked as a dental technician for most of her adult life. She has previously lived in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and she has relatives in Florida as well. Her case remains unsolved.
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Haywood County Sheriff's Office
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