The Doe Network:
Case File 1545DFTX


Diana Deloise Goldston
Missing since July 1, 1996 from Denton, Denton County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Goldston, known as "the flower girl, was last seen walking in the 1000 block of South Bernard Street in Denton, Texas on July 1, 1996. She made her living selling roses.

A man and woman dragged her into a pickup truck, and the witnesses heard a shot. Police found bloodstains in the truck. But they never found Goldston's body.
The man and woman, who apparently were angry because they mistakenly believed she had stolen money from them.

Witnesses reported observing her kidnapping and murder in the area during the day, stating that Goldston was killed by a gunshot wound. Two individuals connected to Goldston's case were identified by witnesses and arrested for their participation in the crimes.

Authorities learned that Goldston's body was buried in the Ray Roberts Lake region of Denton shortly after her murder. The location specified by witnesses was east of the Ray Roberts Dam and south of Highway 455 in the city.

One of the participants returned to the site and removed Goldston's remains prior to investigators' search of the area in 1996. Goldston's body was then buried in an unknown location by one of her attackers. An extensive search of the Denton area did not produce any clues as to the current location of Goldston's remains. James Robert Griffin was convicted of her kidnapping in December 1996; his accomplice also received a prison sentence.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Denton Police Department
Detective David Stewart

Agency Case Number: 622834
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Denton Police Department
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram 7/23/96
Dallas Morning News 7/22/96
Dallas Morning News 12/14/96

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