The exact date of when Diane Scott went missing remains under debate, but a report was filed on May 24, 2001. The 39-year-old mother reportedly took her children to school but when it came time for her to pick them up, she never made it.
After Diane dropped off her children on the morning of May 5, she was never seen again. “That brought a lot of suspicion, I mean what mother forgets to pick up their kid at school,” said Detective Bryan Jackson with the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office. It didn’t take long for Diane’s loved ones to contact one another with the news that she didn’t pick up her children. Her brother, Kevin Thomas, immediately made his way to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to investigate.
“The moment I got to Harrisburg I knew something wasn’t right. I mean she’s not a disappearing kind of person,” Kevin said. The investigation by authorities only yielded one person of interest, but their name is being withheld since they haven’t been charged with any crime. Det. Jackson told reporters that the person of interest has been questioned numerous times over the years, but nothing has come of the discussions.
“We just keep coming up with a dead-end,” said Jackson. Two decades later and police are no closer to figuring out what happened to Diane Scott. One nagging clue was that there was a “large tub missing from Diane’s house.” Diane was of petite stature, so it’s believed that something may have happened at her home. Det. Jackson stated that he has concluded that Diane is dead. Her family members regularly check in with morgues and coroner offices when bodies are located to see if Diane’s remains have been found.
“I don’t think I’ll ever put this to rest until I know what happened and I’ll always have that feeling that it’s possible she might walk back in one day,” said Kevin.
At the time of her disappearance, Diane stood 4 feet 11 inches and 109 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a birthmark on her back. She would be 58-years-old at the time of this publication.
Anyone with information regarding Diane’s disappearance is urged to contact the Harrisburg Bureau of Police at (717) 255-3131 or their local authorities.
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