Officials say suspect in her abduction is deceased
WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Wharton County officials and search volunteers with Texas EquuSearch believe they have located the remains of 15-year-old Rosemary Diaz, a girl who went missing 25 years ago to the day.
"We got lucky," said EquuSearch founder Tim Miller. "We found a ring. We all cried."
Officials say it was Nov. 24, 1990 when the El Campo High School student left work at a country food store near her home in Danevang. She was never seen again, but her car remained parked outside the store.
Officials followed every lead, but their search turned up no hard evidence of her apparent abduction.
EquuSearch says in early November 2015, Wharton County law enforcement asked for help in locating the teen.
Miller and Search Coordinator Jack Boggess met with the investigators, and during the first day of their search on Monday, they found bone fragments believed to be human. The next day, investigators returned to the search site and performed an excavation where they found more remains and other evidence thought to be that of the missing 15-year-old.