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  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    ND - Robert Anderson, 31, & Kristin Diede, 30, Wishek, 15 Aug 1993

    NamUs - Kristin

    NamUs - Robert

    Charley Project - Kristin

    Charley Project - Robert

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: August 15, 1993 from Wishek, North Dakota
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: November 14, 1961
    Age: 31 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'11, 180 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair. Anderson's nickname is Bob.

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: August 15, 1993 from Wishek, North Dakota
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Age: 30 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Diede's birth name was Valerie Gobel.

    Details of Disappearance
    Diede and her boyfriend, Robert Anderson, dropped her son and daughter off at their paternal grandparents' home in Wishek, North Dakota on August 15, 1993. Diede called friends back home and said she was having trouble getting her children back. She and Anderson then stopped by to visit her brother before leaving to go back home. Neither of them has ever been heard from again. The Dodge van they were driving was found abandoned over a hundred miles away at a railroad station parking lot in Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 20, the same day the pair were reported missing. A photo of the van is posted below this case summary.

    Anderson and Diede are both from Minnesota. They left all their belongings behind at their home. Diede was in the process of a divorce at the time of her disappearance. Authorities at first assumed the couple had left of their own accord, but Diede's loved ones never believed she would have abandoned her children. Authorities believe she and Anderson were homicide victims. Their cases remain unsolved.

    http://kristinjoydiede.com/ - The Search For Kristin Diede and Robert Anderson. Includes more details on the disappearance.

    http://kristinjoydiede.com/new-reward/ - More information about the new reward.


    A reward is being offered in the case of two people who went missing 23 years ago while on their way to a North Dakota farm.

    A $5,000 reward is available to anyone who can lead authorities to the remains of the victims.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2014

    just came across this today.

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  3. #3
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    Jul 2014

    This certainly sounds like foul play was involved. One thing of note, the railroad station in Aberdeen where their vehicle was left was not a passenger train station. The last passenger train reportedly left Aberdeen in 1969:


    The station was more than likely, therefore, just a convenient dump spot for the vehicle.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2014
    I missed this comment in Namus earlier:

    Vin number scratched off however authorities were able to track the vehicle back to Robert Anderson. Vehicle was missing license plates when found abandoned in Aberdeen, SD.
    Whoever parked the vehicle deliberately attempted to conceal who's it was. The depot in Aberdeen is now listed as its convention and visitors bureau; who knows what purpose it was serving at that time:


    Notice that the depot is right next to the bridge carrying the main route into town from the north (including the Wishek area). You can imagine the driver looking over and immediately seeing it as an easy spot to leave the van.

    The area between Wishek and Aberdeen is extremely remote on the map. The search area would be massive.

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