05-01-2015, 08:08 AM #1
FL - Diane Augat, 40, Hudson, 10 April 1998
I'm quite surprised there wasn't a topic already. I hope it was okay to start one, as this is a haunting case.
Missing Since: April 10, 1998 from Hudson, Pasco County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: February 21, 1958
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/Blonde/Strawberry
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo on right shoulder and back, scar on abdomen, missing Appendix, Pierced ears.
Medical Conditions: Manic depression, drug addiction and alcoholism.
Clothing: White tanktop shirt, blue shorts, and white sneakers
AKA: Diane Young
Case Number: 98-15054
Dentals: Orthopedic plate
Augat was last seen at 11 a.m. on April, 10, 1998 when she walked away from her home. She is on medication and left her residence without it. In the years prior to her disappearance, Augat battled manic depression, drug addiction and alcoholism.
Less than a week after her family reported her missing, the phone at her mother's home rang. Since no one was inside at the time, the answering machine clicked on. Her mother remembers the short message: "Help, help," Augat said. Then, a scuffling sound, as though someone was grabbing the phone from her hands. "Hey, gimme that," Augat said. The call ended. The caller ID gave the name of the location as "Starlight".
A bartender at the Hay Loft Tavern at Little Road and State Road 52 reported seeing Augat on April 10. On the day that she called her family asking for help, a waitress at the Inn on the Gulf in Hudson saw Augat eating lunch
On April 16, 1998, a pedestrian found the tip of Augat's middle right finger, which was identified by a fingerprint match, near U.S. 19 and New York Avenue in Hudson. About a week after that, a bag of her neatly folded clothes was found at an Odessa convenience store.
One of the last places Diane Augat was seen was the Coral Sands Motel, which was managed by Gary Robert Evers. In 2001, Evers was arrested on an unrelated murder charge. Augat's family was informed that Evers was a suspect in her disappearance. Her finger was found a block away from the motel.
05-01-2015, 03:34 PM #2Registered User
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I agree this needed a thread. However I am not convinced about the Evers link, although I would not rule it out. It seems that the unrelated murder charge (for which Evers was sentenced to life which he is serving) was the result of him shooting a man he thought responsible for an attempted robbery where they beat his girlfriend. Unfortunately, not only did he kill the man but it also turned out he was not the robber (although he knew them). I have not seen any other behaviour by Evers indicating he would target a lone woman and this behaviour only suggests a willingness to use violence. Perhaps the LE have other reasons for linking him. I hope so as it would be unfortunate to be focused on a rather tenuous line if it distracted from other possibilities.
05-02-2015, 07:59 AM #3
Does anyone else find it weird that the bag thought to belong to Diane was found in a convenience store by her brother's girlfriend? If it was Diane's bag, that must have been an uncanny coincidence or someone knew that one of Diane's connections would be visiting the store and deliberately planted it there?
05-02-2015, 09:16 AM #4
That is an interesting case, and yes you would think something would have lead them to solving this case. The "neatly folded cloths" reminds me of a guy in Hernando that went missing in the 90's. Last name was ,Hope, I think. I used to be able to go to the unsolved on the HCSO site, but I don't see it any longer. If I remember right, he went to the Upper Deck for dinner and drinks, and disappeared after. His car was found, and his cloths were found in a neatly folded pile.Your Dream must be greater than your fear!
05-02-2015, 09:20 AM #5
Charles Hope, found the link. Oh and Hernando is next to Hudson. It was 1982 so not when I remembered. But I read that his cloths were found neatly folded, in another article.
http://www.hernandosheriff.org/Unsol...ingPersons.htmYour Dream must be greater than your fear!
05-11-2015, 10:27 AM #6
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11-16-2015, 09:54 AM #8
Also, The time line is all off from Namus and PSCO's account of her disappearance.
I also find it interesting that she would be listed in this top 10 group. I wonder why.Cindi Lou
Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.
12-18-2015, 11:21 AM #9
This is one of the freakier disappearances that I'm surprised more people aren't attracted to.
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