San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

9621 Ridgehaven Court • San Diego, CA 92123

Cold Case Homicide

Diana Gail Moffitt

Victim:Diana Gail Moffitt

Crime Date:October 9, 1987

Location:Blossom Valley Rd., El Cajon


Synopsis: The San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detail is asking for the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the death of 21-year-old Diana Gail Moffitt found deceased in a drainage ditch more than 24 years ago.

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 prostitute 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.

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