On Friday, September 27, 1963, Diane’s mother sent her to pick up her big brother Adolphe who was playing outside with his friends and who was late coming home for dinner. Adolphe returned home, alone, without seeing Diane on the way. Noting her absence, at the request of his mother, Adolphe went back to look for his sister but did not find her.
The father then walked around the quays, even though the children were not allowed to go play by the water and Diane was not inclined to do so. Adolphe continued his search in the places where they used to play, such as Petit Champlain or the schoolyard. The family called the police. around 5:45 p.m.
Diane Carrier’s family lived at 15 rue du Porche, Place Royale sector, near the Old Port of Quebec. This neighborhood was one of the poorest in Quebec. Buses, coming from St-Roch, took tourists there to see the little poor children. Some of them took the opportunity to make a small nest egg by singing or having their picture taken with the tourists for $0.25.
People reported to the police that there had been a car driving around the Carriers’ house that day.
Several scenarios have been considered to explain the disappearance of Diane Carrier – accidental fall into the St. Lawrence River, attack by a sexual predator, kidnapping by tourists. All of these leads, however, remain without substance.
At the time of her disappearance, Diane was 6 years old and Adolphe 7. The latter always felt guilty for Diane’s disappearance because if he had not been late for dinner, Diane would not have had to go out to find him.
Diane was a beautiful young girl with curly brown hair and brown eyes. She was gentle and without malice and easily approached people. For several years, family, neighbors and police searched unsuccessfully for clues that could lead to Diane. No trace, however small, has been found to find her. Diane’s family never stopped searching and her mother remained in the same neighborhood until her death in 2013, holding out hope that one day Diane would return.
A DNA profile was established from samples taken from Diane’s mother, Gabrielle Côté, and two of Diane’s brothers.
Any information related to this disappearance can be reported to the SPVQ at 418 641-2447.
You can also communicate anonymously with Meurtres et Disparitions Irrésolus du Québec at 819-200-4628 and [email protected].
Source : Translation from French