Diana Avera

Diana Avera, who was 22 years old at the time, was last seen in August 1982 in Mount Vernon, Alabama. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since she ran away from the hospital where she was getting treatment.

Background of Diana

On May 15, 1960, Diana Avera was born. She has paranoid schizophrenia and was put in a Searcy Hospital against her will a few months before she went missing.


Diana Avera was arrested for disorderly conduct on May 21, 1982, and was sent to Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon, Alabama, against her will.

Avera has paranoid schizophrenia. While she was in the hospital, she got electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, as well as other treatments. When her family went to see her in the hospital, they said she was “like a zombie,” barely able to talk or walk.

Avera got out of the hospital sometime in August 1982. Since then, no one has seen or heard from her.

People thought that the hospital or the police had reported her missing in 1982, but her family just found out that wasn’t true. When they heard this, in August of 2020, she was officially reported as missing.

Her family sent in samples of her DNA, and her case has been put into NamUS.


Diana Leigh Avera has not been seen since she went missing, and no one knows where she is or what happened. Her case is still unsolved and categorized as “endangered missing.”

Investigating Agency

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Diana Avera please contact the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office at (251) 581-1181.

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