As this article has noted, thirteen-year-old Diane Nguyen Robbins disappeared from Kennewick, Washington twenty-five years ago on June 18. She went missing with an older friend, Molly Purdin, who was subsequently found raped and murdered. Several other girls and young women went missing from the same area at around the same time, but it’s not known whether the cases are related.
Although Diane is listed as white, she appears to be biracial — Vietnamese and white — and Nguyen is a Vietnamese name. I wonder if she was the offspring of a Vietnamese woman and an American soldier. She was born in 1971, right in the middle of the Vietnam War.
Unfortunately the aforementioned article doesn’t really tell anything new, but it’s nice that Diane is in the spotlight again, however briefly.