Diana Moffitt

Diana Gail Moffitt

The information for this cold case was taken directly from the San Diego County Sheriff's Website.

On October 9, 1987, a San Diego County road crew was finishing a job on Blossom Valley Road. They had been cleaning out a ditch overgrown with weeds and debris and had advanced to a spot where the backhoe nudged something hidden in the underbrush. It was the decomposed body of partly-clothed woman who was later identified as Diana Gail Moffitt. The detectives who conducted the preliminary death investigation ruled Moffitt’s death as suspicious. As the investigation progressed, detectives discovered Diana Moffitt was a sex worker in the San Diego and Portland, Oregon areas of the United States.

Although an extensive investigation was conducted, investigators never developed enough evidence to make an arrest. As the case remains unsolved, Cold Case detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Diana Moffitt. However, detectives still need the public’s help to identify the suspect or suspects. Sheriff’s detectives are hoping that due to the passage of time, those who have knowledge of Diana’s death have had a change of heart or a change of conscience. Detectives certainly hope that anyone with knowledge of this suspicious incident will overcome any fear of coercion or retaliation and come forward and bring justice to Diana and her family.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us in one of the following ways:

  • Sheriff’s Homicide Detail - 858-285-6330 (during business hours)
  • Sheriff’s Communications Center - 858-565-5200 (outside business hours)
  • Crime Stoppers - 888-580-8477