Diana Raquel Rojas

Rojas, circa 2000

  • Missing Since 10/20/2000
  • Missing From Long Beach, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 01/19/1973 (45)
  • Age 27 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2, 115 - 127 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A beige tank top or a pink spaghetti-strap shirt, blue sweatpants with a Winnie the Pooh logo imprinted on the left leg, a blue zip-up jacket with a medical insignia on the left side, and a ring on her left hand.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rojas is of Filipino descent. She has a mole on her back between her shoulder blades and acne scars on her face and back. She may use the last name Cortez.

Details of Disappearance

Rojas resided in an apartment in the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue in Long Beach, California in 2000. She was in the midst of divorcing her husband, who lived in the same apartment complex. She dropped their young daughter off at his residence on October 19, 2000 for a court-ordered visitation.

She returned to her own apartment with her boyfriend afterwards. Rojas's boyfriend departed between 12:15 and 12:30 a.m. on October 20. He told authorities that Rojas was asleep on her sofa at the time he left her home. She has never been heard from again.

Rojas was employed at a shelter for abused women in 2000. She failed to report to work on the morning of October 20. Her boyfriend attempted to call her at approximately 9:00 a.m., but she wasn't at home. Her black 1992 Nissan extra cab pickup truck was also missing from the complex's parking lot. The vehicle has white pinstripes, the driver's side door lock is missing, and the radio is missing. It has the Texas license plate number BY3242

According to her family and friends, Rojas feared her estranged husband and told people she had a restraining order against him and that he had broken her arm once. Her coworkers stated her husband called her at work from time to time and they had screaming arguments.

Rojas's family members suspect that foul play was involved in her disappearance. They said it is uncharacteristic of her to leave her child without warning. Her divorce attorney said she was hoping to gain custody of her daughter.

Rojas's vehicle has never been located. There have not been any arrests in connection with her case; it remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Long Beach Police Department
  • 562-570-7244
  • 562-570-7288

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 3, 2018; details of disappearance updated.