The parents of Dail Dinwiddie are hoping a new photograph may help in the search for their daughter, who went missing in Columbia 20 years ago this September.
In a joint news conference Monday, Dinwiddie’s parents and members of local law enforcement will reveal an age progression photo of what Dinwiddie might look like today.
Dinwiddie vanished Sept. 24, 1992, hours after attending a U2 concert at Williams-Brice Stadium with friends. After the concert, the group went to a popular night spot in Five Points, where the then-23-year-old was last seen around 1:30 a.m.
The disappearance was first labeled a missing person case but was later determined by investigators to be a kidnapping.
In the weeks after her disappearance, tens of thousands of fliers and posters were distributed across the state and the country. Some posters even made it as far away as Montana and New York.
While Dan and Jean Dinwiddie have received hundreds of tips involving their daughter’s case over the years, few proved to be strong leads — despite a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in her abduction.
Her case was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” in 1992 and on a CNN blog in 2010.
Dinwiddie, who at the time of her disappearance was 5 feet tall and weighed 96 pounds, would be 43 years old today.
Monday’s 2 p.m. news conference will be held at Columbia Police Headquarters, at No. 1 Justice Square, with Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and SLED Chief Mark Keel.
Law enforcement continues to ask for the public’s assistance with information on Dinwiddie’s whereabouts. Anyone with information should call (803) 545-3500.