Margaret Elaine Diaz

Above: Diaz, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 1988 from Tacoma, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 4, 1956
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/Caucasian) female. Black/brown hair, green eyes. Diaz's maiden name is Cohen and her former married name is Riley.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Diaz was last seen by her family on July 4, 1988, her 32nd birthday, at her birthday party in Tacoma, Washington. She has never been heard from again. She had a high-risk lifestyle at the time of her disappearance and had contacts in the Hilltop area of Tacoma. Diaz left behind three children; it's uncharacteristic of her to be out of touch with them. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    King County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    King County Sheriff's Office
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 1, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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