Diane Lee Todd
Todd, approximately 1973
Date reported missing : 04/10/1973
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 105 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A navy blue knit dress with red stripes, a black coat and black shoes with a medium heel.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Todd wears eyeglasses for reading. She has bEthnicity : s on her teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Todd was last seen on Okla Drive in Annandale, Virginia on April 10, 1973. She left her residence on Oklahoma Drive with some friends. They were headed to school, but once Todd's friend's said once they reached the highway, she got out of their vehicle and got into another car. She has never been heard from again.
Todd's family stated she was never truant from school and was very interested in school activities, and planned to audition for her school play. She had only 35 cents with her when she left, and she left behind her toothbrush, two cherished cats and other personal belongings.
Prior to her disappearance, she had gotten an inheritance from an uncle and bought investment property with the money, and she had plans to list a house for sale. Her checking account has not been touched since she went missing, and her family doesn't believe she would have left of her own accord. Her case remains unsolved.
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Fairfax County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Whereabouts Still Unknown
October 12, 2004. August 31, 2019; two pictures added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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