SC SC - Dail Dinwiddie, 23, Columbia, 24 Sep 1992

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A video segment about missing Columbia woman Dail Dinwiddie has been posted on a CNN blog.

The family of Dail Dinwiddie traveled to New York earlier this month to tape an interview for the Parker Spitzer television show. Their segment never aired on the national political talk show featuring former Columbia resident and Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper columnist Kathleen Parker.



more here -

http://www.thestate.com/2010/12/17/1610886/segment-on-dinwiddie-on-cnn-blog.html

and here

http://parkerspitzer.blogs.cnn.com/category/dail-dinwiddie/

and here

http://www.thestate.com/2010/12/01/1585189/family-hopes-tv-show-spurs-new.html
 

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Dail is our Featured Cold Case on the front page of Websleuths for December 19th to December 25th, 2010.
 

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Thank you for featuring Dail. Her disappearance is what lead me to websleuths many years ago. Such a sad case.
 

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Being from SC, I think of Dail often. I'm glad to have found a reputable page to check on her status. I hope there is a resolution to this mystery one day for her family's sake.
 

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http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13731430

Woman who disappeared 18 years ago remembered through Christmas tree

By Taylor Kearns

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The case of Dail Dinwiddie has become one South Carolina's most famous mysteries. She disappeared from Columbia's Five Points 18 years ago after a night out with friends.

Her parents have never given up hope, and neither has the community. That hope is for all to see on Devine Street, in front of the Columbia fire station.
 

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Praying for Dinwiddie and her family....may God grant them peace...
 

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Bumping for Dail. It's been too long. I hope she is found safe, and soon.
 

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Hardly a day goes by that I don't think about Dail with the beautiful dimples. My oldest daughter is the same age as Dail and also attended the concert that night, so this has always hit close to home for me. My thoughts and prayers are forever with her family.
 

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Hello fellow websleuthers, I'm a long time reader and this is my first post.

Does anyone think there could be a possible connection between this case and that of Morgan Dana Harrington?

Similarities:

Both abducted the night of a major concert at a college stadium or arena.

Both got separated from there friends.

Both were last seen walking down the street away from bar/concert.

Coincidences:

Dail was studying art history.
Morgan Dana Harrington's body was hidden in Anchorage farms which is known to have some sort of art festivals from time to time. In fact her body may have been in that field lying there for up to a week while an art festival was going on a couple of hundred yards away.

Could this be the same perpetrator? If so, could this be a serial killer who started in the nineties and still active today? His MO would be the same: picking up young inebriated girls walking home after a major concert or sporting event. Could this person have ties to both Columbia, SC and Charlottesville, VA. I had a hard time finding any information on any extensive searches done to find Dail Dinwiddie (not that there wasn't any, I just don't know the locations searched)
Does anyone know if any large farms in the area of Columbia, SC were searched? Can anyone rule out the possibility of these cases being related.

TIA.
 

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There are definitely similarities. I would like to know if there are any cases in the 17 years between Dail's and Morgan's disappearances that are under the same circumstances--missing from a concert/bar scene.
 

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Through my college's newspaper archive database, I was able to find information on Dail's case that I didn't see posted here:

1. I was able to find the names of two friends who were at Jungle Jim's that night: Tim Hagood and Johnston Cox
2. The bouncer's name was Jeff Peterman
3. Peterman said that Dail didn't appear to be drunk or high. She was drinking a beer, but talking coherently. He asked her if she needed a cab, and she said no. She said that she was waiting for her friends to come back. She walked down the street to look for them, than came back to the bar, and then left again.
4. In 1993, Columbia police announced that they believe Dail left the club in the car of someone she was familiar with.
5. Interesting Connection: Dail had babysat for Kathleen Parker's son when she disappeared. Kathleen went on to become a co-host on CNN's Parker Spitzer.

Young women who have gone missing from clubs:

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/booth_kristy.html
Kristy Booth

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/beard_rebecca.html
Rebecca Beard

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/webb_darlene.html
Darlene Webb

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bishop_elizabeth.html
Elizabeth Bishop
 

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Through my college's newspaper archive database, I was able to find information on Dail's case that I didn't see posted here:

5. Interesting Connection: Dail had babysat for Kathleen Parker's son when she disappeared. Kathleen went on to become a co-host on CNN's Parker Spitzer.

Wow, that it is an interesting connection.
 

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WIS-TV out of Columbia, SC posted a story a few days ago about Dail's disappearance:
Where is Dail Dinwiddie? Revisiting a 20-year-old case

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Dail's picture, for instance, is now included on playing cards distributed to prison inmates in hopes that maybe one of them might know or hear something. Something, anything, that could close the case that was, 15 years ago, the city's oldest unsolved missing persons investigation.


"They say that losing a child or not being able to find a child is probably one of the most difficult things in life," said Jean. "And I'm sure that's true. But think how sad it is for the child not to be able to find her parents."

Shortly before we spoke with the Dinwiddies, they marked what would have been, or might have been, Dail's 43rd birthday. It's always a difficult time of year for the Dinwiddies.
 

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Here's a wild shot I found today. Very little information but this girl was found in SC and approximates Dail's physical characteristics. There is a DNA profile though and only one listed exclusion.
https://identifyus.org/en/cases/605
 

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I came over to share the news of the age progression photo. Good to know so many already care. I think about that young lady so often and I hold out hope shes found alive one day.
 

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of Dail Dinwiddie's disappearance. I hope that she finds her way home someday soon.
 
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