Diana Jane Braungardt

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Above Images: Braungardt, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 11, 1987 from Crystal City, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 31, 1969
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'7, 108 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Dark blonde hair, hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A Venture smock, bright turquoise pants and a short black coat.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Braungardt was last seen on March 11, 1987 in Crystal City, Missouri, leaving the now-defunct Venture store in the Twin City Mall. where she was employed part-time as a clerk. She finished her shift at 10:00 p.m. and was walking to the parking lot, where her family's yellow 1982 Ford Escort was parked. Braungardt, a senior at Festus High School, had told coworkers she needed to get home and study for a test. She never arrived home that evening and has not been seen again. The vehicle was located later in the parking lot, but there was no trace of Braungardt. Authorities don't believe she ever made it to her car.

    Braungardt did not have a boyfriend at the time of her disappearance. Her father was a pastor at the First United Methodist Church in 1987. There have been no leads in her disappearance and her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Crystal City Police Department


    Source Information
    Vanished Children's Alliance
    APB News
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    The Doe Network
    The Springfield News-Leader


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 17, 2012; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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