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Crimestoppers: 25 Year Anniversary of Dail Dinwiddie Disappearance

By September 22, 2017Press Releases

Columbia Police Department investigators announce that this weekend marks the 25-year anniversary of Dail Dinwiddie’s disappearance. A $20,000 reward is still being offered in the case.

The 23-year-old disappeared on September 24, 1992 after attending a U2 concert at Williams-Brice Stadium. She was last seen with friends at approximately 2:00 a.m. at Jungle Jim’s in Columbia’s Five Points.

The Dinwiddie family has decided not to offer interviews about the case in order to focus on their daughter. Instead, they are releasing statements to the public:

“A huge crowd was in Five Points and she lost touch with her friends. She was last seen walking toward the Harden and Green Street intersection,” says Dan, Jean and Drew Dinwiddie.

At the time of her disappearance, Dinwiddie was 5 feet tall and weighed 98 pounds. She had brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a forest green pullover shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.

In 2012, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) created an age progression photograph of what Dinwiddie may have looked like at that time. (Photo is attached).

“After twenty-five years, our family and friends still hope and pray each day that someone will come forward with information that will lead us to Dail,” says the Dinwiddie family.

If you have information regarding Dail’s whereabouts, Chief Holbrook encourages citizens to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC (274-6372).
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
LOG onto:, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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