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Police - Cold Case Information

Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth – Case number 96-47770

On May 24, 1996, Diana and Jennifer told Kristina that they were going to walk to the store and said they’d be back in a little while. They didn’t take anything with them. Diana and Jennifer headed for the mini-mart two blocks away. They never returned.

On the day they disappeared Diana and Jennifer were seen at the mini-mart at approximately 7:00 p.m. According to the cashier, the girls bought cigarettes and soda. But instead of going home, they lingered outside the store. The cashier later saw a man pull up in a blue truck. The girls conversed with the driver and then got into the truck. The driver of the truck drove off. That is the last time the girls were seen alive. Family members believe the girls knew the driver or they would not have left with him.

Three months later two men were hunting in a remote desert 100 miles north of Phoenix. Both Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth had been found murdered. But the location of the girl’s bodies offered several clues as to who the killer or killers might be. The area is extremely isolated some sixteen miles from the nearest highway and accessible only by pick-up truck or four-wheel drive. Authorities believe that the killer has frequented the area or has some personal knowledge of the area. Authorities also believe the killer was either very strong or there was more than one person involved in the killings.

The search for Diana and Jennifer’s killer or killers continues. Authorities would especially like to question the man who was the last person seen with the girls. He may be driving a blue pick-up truck. Please complete the form below to submit a tip online.

Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth
Jennifer Lueth

Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth
Diana Shawcroft

Jennifer Lueth Web Site
The Lueth family has created a web site dedicated to the memory of their daughter. The web site provides personal information and photos of Jennifer. The web site is

Below is a composite sketch of the man last seen talking to Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth outside the mini-mart. He was driving a blue pickup truck like the one depicted in the sketch below.

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