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Case File: Diane Faye Chorba - 1576DFMI

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Diane Faye Chorba

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: July 20, 1979
  • Location Last Seen: Luther, Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: Unknown
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 39 years old
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'6
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 120 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Six months pregnant.
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Diane was reported missing by relatives two months after she relocated to Luther, MI. She left behind two children. Police questioned a suspect, Clarence Bean Jr. He was married, but involved with Chorba. Initally Bean claimed that Diane was a victim of flight 191 which crashed in Chicago on May 25, 1979. Cook County medical examiners assigned the task of identifying the crash victims, later disproved this. Clarence Bean, Jr. was found guilty of the murder in 2001. According to Bean's wife, Ollie buried Diane in the woods near bristol, after removing her jewelry. He cut down a large tree in order to hide the grave. Chorba's body was never located.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Michigan State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 269-465-6525

  • Agency Case Number: 57-4421-79
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #8709
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Ludington Daily News

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