Dia Abrams: Found or Missing? – Dateline: Missing In America has stayed true to its mission since its premiere in the summer of 2022: investigating numerous disappearance cases across America. Missing In America Season 2 episode 6, titled “MISSING: Lydia ‘Dia’ Abrams,” focuses on unraveling the disappearance of Californian woman Lydia “Dia” Abrams from her own home in 2020 and the cause behind it. This episode sheds light on all the details surrounding Lydia ‘Dia’ Abrams’ disappearance, including the inquiries made and subsequent events that unfolded afterward. It provides an ideal way to learn about what really happened and uncover any questions raised and subsequent developments. If this intrigues you and you’re curious about answers, this episode delivers!
What Happened to Dia Abrams? Is Dia Abrams Missing in California?
Dia Abrams was known for her resilience and dedication to her responsibilities before her life took an unexpected and tragic turn on June 6, 2020. Since her husband’s passing in 2018, Dia has devoted herself to managing their 116-acre ranch near Idyllwild in California with great dedication. She thrived in such an environment due to her strong work ethic and her love for nature and animals, such as Ruby the Dog, Mini Donkey, and Mini Pony.
Her son, Clinton Abrams, fondly remembers her as a kind and compassionate person with an enormous heart. Dia’s passion for trekking in picturesque areas gained notice, particularly her trek to “The Butterfly.” On one such trek in June 2019, Keith Harper proposed to Dia, unaware of what would come later.
On June 6, 2020, Dia, aged 65, mysteriously vanished without a trace, leaving no indications of distress. Dia had lunch with Keith around 2:30 before tending to chores on their vast property until Keith returned at 7:30 to discuss their trip to Colorado. However, Dia was nowhere to be found, even though her car, phone number, handbag, etc., remained present and unharmed.
As time passed without any sign of Dia, Keith became increasingly worried. Keith felt desperate by Sunday night (June 7) and reported her disappearance to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Her sudden and mysterious vanishing left her family, friends, and authorities baffled, prompting an intensive search to uncover the cause.
Did They Find Dia Abrams?
Homicide Unit investigators have not received any substantial updates regarding Dia’s well-being or evidence. This has led authorities and her grown children to suspect that she may be at risk or no longer alive. Both believe she would never willingly leave her property under such circumstances. According to Clinton’s podcast, Dia was known for being fiercely loyal to her land, refusing to leave even during a nearby wildfire evacuation, fearing that authorities wouldn’t intervene if she crossed its boundaries.
Dia was last seen alive at 5:30 am, five and a half hours before Keith reported her disappearance. Keith claims he received a foreboding text message from Dia at 4:30 p.m. that day. In a conversation with a podcast host, he mentioned that Dia needed to discuss “something” with him as she believed she couldn’t protect herself completely from all potential risks.
However, Dia’s friends and family have raised questions about Keith’s version of events on June 6, including his claim of proposing marriage to Dia. According to them, Dia never mentioned anything about marriage, and this has also raised suspicion due to Keith’s criminal history and his sudden abandonment of the search for Dia within 48 hours to attend an out-of-state meeting. Court documents indicate that he was previously charged with sexual offenses related to taking control of a snowmobile by reaching around female passengers. Court documents also suggest that this is likely where it originated.
As Keith’s second wife made assault allegations against him in 2002, and he eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree assault charges, which were later dropped due to a lack of evidence, it is also important to remember that Dia’s son Clinton made certain accusations about Keith. Upon arriving at Dia’s ranch after she vanished, he found one bedroom door forcefully damaged and an evident note written in legible handwriting, suggesting that she may have feared for her life due to Keith’s actions.
According to ‘Dateline: Missing In America,’ initial investigations by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office revealed two shotgun shells on the front porch and blood droplets on a sheet in Dia’s bedroom. Keith’s contradictory statements and the concerns raised by Dia’s loved ones have identified him as a person of interest. However, Keith believes Clinton may be more responsible, as Dia had sued both of their father’s trust accounts for failing to repay her debts on time. Dia was involved with both entities to ensure her debts were paid off as promised by Dia’s estate trustees.
Clinton denies these allegations, asserting that all bills had been settled and that there was nothing personal for him in Dia’s disappearance. Dia remained missing three years after her disappearance, and her family is offering a $300,000 reward for any information that leads to her safe return. If anyone has any tips or leads, please reach out.