Dina Michele Shoemake

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Above: Dina, circa 2000

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 19, 2000 from Latexo, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 12, 1967
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown curly hair, green eyes. Dina has a tattoo on her right leg, depicting a unicorn standing on a cloud with a rainbow over the top. Her nickname is Sissy. Her upper and lower teeth are crooked and her ears are double-pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue Rocky Mountain jeans, a blue v-neck t-shirt, blue knee-high riding boots and a black belt with silver conchos on it.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dina was last seen in Latexo, Texas on January 19, 2000. She went to the home of her ex-husband, Curtis Shoemake, to visit her children. Curtis said Dina left with an unknown individual in a dark green 1990s model Chevrolet extended cab truck with Texas license plates, leaving her own vehicle behind at Curtis's house. She has never been heard from again. Her live-in boyfriend reported her missing several hours later, after she didn't return home from the visit.

    Investigators never believed Dina left of her own accord; prior to her disappearance, she had planted flowers in her yard, which is uncharacteristic of someone who planned to walk away from life. Authorities believe foul play may have been involved in Dina's case. They haven't identified any suspects in her disappearance; it remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Houston County Sheriff's Office
    936-544-2862

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    NamUs
    KTRE 9
    Houston County Life

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 28, 2011; details of disappearance updated.

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