Darline Pinelli Vaughan

Above: Vaughan, circa 1986


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 2, 1986 from Ettrick, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Vaughan wears eyeglasses. She has a scar on her chin.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray jogging jacket, a red blouse, blue jeans and Nike sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Vaughan was last seen leaving her home in the 20800 block of Sasha Court in Ettrick, Virginia at 9:30 p.m. on May 2, 1986. She went out for a walk and never returned. She has never been heard from again. She left behind her car, keys, pocketbook and money. Police stated they never had any strong suspects in Vaughan's case. She was separated from her husband at the time of her disappearance. He died in 2006. Her case remains unsolved.


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

    Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights CrimeSolvers


    Source Information
    NBC 12
    The Roanoke Times
    Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights CrimeSolvers
    The Petersburg Progress-Index
    Virginia State Police


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 5, 2016; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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