50 people in 50 days: Girl last seen working at store in 1990
Rosemary Diaz, 15, played the flute and was a favorite of her teachers. She vanished in November 1990.
March 17th, 2011
09:25 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Girl last seen working at store in 1990

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 44th case, and it was shown Thursday night on HLN.

Rosemary Diaz, 15, was excited about entering the work force as a clerk at Dane's Country Store just down the road from home in Danevang, a one-traffic-light town south of Houston that is known as the Danish capital of Texas. The small convenience store sold everything from hamburgers to gasoline, and Rosemary was trusted to do the work on her own.

On the night of November 24, 1990, just weeks into the job, Rosemary was waiting for her sister. Elia, to visit her at the store, police say. Rosemary called home at 7:30 p.m. to make sure they were still coming.

Soon afterward, two customers entered the shop, and no clerk was to be found. Office hurried to the store and found Rosemary's car parked outside. Her purse with cash and her paycheck were left behind in the store, police say. No money was missing from the register, and there were no obvious signs of a struggle. Only the soda machine had been moved and the front leg bent.

To this day, there are no strong leads and for Rosemary's family, many nagging 'what ifs'. Elia Diaz says she almost stopped by the store earlier that day to buy a drink. Instead she drove to her mom's house first.

"Maybe I would have saved her."

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Col. Bat Guano

    human trafficking. nancy grace is becoming a nation that hates men

    March 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    It never stops. The missing innocent young girls, kidnapped by evil people.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. frank

    Nancy Grace Is An Overrated Self Centered Shrew.she Makes Her Living Off Others Misfortune And Pain. I Watched Only 2 Episodes Of Swift Justice,and That Woman Is Funny. Acting Like A Supreme Court Justice,when She In Truth Is A Mediator,just As The Other Judge Shows.sheesh,what A Man Hater.anybody Can Dig Around The Awful Crimes In America,and Blog About Them. She Is A Helluva Lot Better At It Than I,obviously,and People Watch Her Show Because Folks Are Fascinated By Little Girls Murdered By Their Mama .dang. I Just Started Bein An A$$ Unintentionally. 50 Finds In 50 Days When The Law Enforcement Agencies Failed? Nancy, If You Dont Find At Least 5 Of The 50,please Please Go Away.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HOLLY

    Well me being part hispanic i know how they feel you know ppl just look at them all like they r doing wrong just for one persons bad but if u look at all the race's they all do drugs and steal everyday u c a black standing n front of a store what do u think he's doing? And the most ppl who use the goverment ass. Is what black and we let all these other race's over here why not the hispanics u ppl talk all that mess but on the weekend yall all sitting up in a mexican resturant eating mexican food or yall got a mexican woman cleaning your house you the hispanics qork hard and that the only reason the amarican man gets man cause they work hard and they will do anything they r only here to make a better life

    March 18, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. angeldust

    You know kay its funny how your so prejudice with race here on earth but if you were to die and say god brought you back in the world being a minority with dark skin,you would have to be dealing with people full of hate like yourself. How narrow minded is that?

    March 18, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. meowwl

    Race is a myth. There is only one race on this planet, HUMAN! Keep your bigotry to yourself. This was someone's sister, someone's daughter, a responsible child that someone has stolen. Her family deserves to know her fate, to achieve some sense of closure.

    To lack the compassion to understand that, is to show a great lack of humanity.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. anne sam

    All these horrible crimes do need media attention and as much as they can and I'm glad we have a NANCY GRACE !

    March 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PatB

    Nancy Grace is awesome. She knows first hand about losing a loved one to a murder that remains unsolved. She is a kind woman – mother, wife & daughter. Some of you can't handle a strong, intelligent woman who speaks the truth. God speed, Nancy, on your quest to find these victims.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |