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Case File 2138DFDE


Mary Elizabeth Dietz
Missing since October 14, 1997 from Selbyville, Sussex County, Delaware
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Dietz was last seen at her Lantern Lane residence on October 14, at 03.30, as she was waiting for her morning paper. She was reported missing by her son. Foul play is not suspected.

Neighbors often saw her in a disoriented state, sometimes digging through a dumpster behind her house. At the time of her disappearance, a trash collector saw the empty dumpster with a door open at the side.
Dietz may have climbed into the dumpster, and been taken to a landfill. Searches found no trace of her.

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

Delaware State Police
Homicide Unit

Agency Case Number: 07-97-35953

Source Information:
Cape Gazette March 08, 2001

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