Diane Downs Bio

(Postal Worker)

Relationship Statistics of Diane Downs

What is Diane Downs marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
How many children does Diane Downs have ? (name):Three (Christie Ann Hugi, Cheryl Lynn Downs, and Stephen Daniel Hugi)
Is Diane Downs having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Diane Downs lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Diane Downs’ relationship status is single.

Previously, she was in a relationship with a co-worker, Robert Knickerbocker.

Prior to that, she was married to Steve Downs. They first met during her high school days. Together they have three children, Christie Ann Hugi, Cheryl Lynn Downs, and Stephen Daniel Hugi.

However, they were separated from the divorce in 1980.

Who is Diane Downs?

American Diane Down is a criminal who has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering her daughter.

She also attempted to murder two children.

Diane Downs- Birth Age, Family

Diane Downs was born Elizabeth Diane Frederickson Downs on the 7th of August 1955 to Wesley Linden and Willadene Frederickson. Her birthplace is  Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Her parents are of Danish-Norwegian- Germanic ancestry.

Diane & Abused Childhood

She has been abused during her childhood. At the very tender age of 12, she used to abuse from her father, Wesley Linden.

Diane’s Education

She graduated from Moon Valley School High School in Arizona. After graduating from high school, she joined t Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in Orange, California.

However, she didn’t get a chance to graduated from college. After one year, college expelled her from the college for her promiscuous behavior.

How Down had staged the murder?

Diana had driven her three children into the McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in a blood-spattered car.

When they arrived at the hospital, her son, Cheryl had already dead and daughter Christie was suffering for stroke disabling. Also, Danny was paralyzed.

According to her, a robbery shot her and children while she refused to let him have her car.

When & How Crime Took Place?

The incident took place on the 19th of May 1983 in Oregon. According to the testimony of Christie, the crime took place in the park where her mother shot her siblings with guns. Also, she shot herself in the arm.

What were the Murder weapons?

The murder weapon was the .22 caliber handgun that Diane Down owned. Her Ex-husband and lover informed that she owns the gun.

However, the gun has never been fought but policemen found unfired casings in her home with extractor marking for the gum that she used during the crime.

What is the modus of operandi?

At the time, she was having an affair with the co-worker Robert Knickerbocker and she wanted to be with him. Despite loving Diane, he could not accept her children. Hence, she committed the crime so that she could be with him.

Evidence & Parole hearing

The story that she told police and hospital authority never matched with the foreign evidence as there was no blood spatter on the driver’s side. Also, there was no trace of gunpowder on the driver’s door.

Till 2009, she was not allowed to apply for any sort of parole until her crime but she has denied having any sorts of parole till the day. Also, till the date, she is saying that she is not the murder. A man shot them during the robbery.

Diane’s Net Worth, Salary

She has an estimated net worth of $20k. Before the crime, she worked as a postal worker. Her earnings as a postal worker at the time of $24k.

Also, she had a chance to earn during her imprisonment time. Apart from that, she also earned from the TV series, The Oprah Winfrey Show.


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