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New Details Emerge in Missing Woman Case

New time line given on day of disappearance



    New Details in the Disappearance of a Bucks County Woman

    Police believe 57-year-old Diane Corado of Falls Township, Pa. was abducted by her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth Patterson. Investigators are asking for your help in finding the missing woman. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010)

    Eight days after Diane Corado was abducted from her Falls Township home, authorities released new details about the day she went missing in hopes that someone saw something that could help find the missing woman.

    Corado, 57, went missing on Dec. 19, after she was allegedly beaten and abducted by her ex-boyfriend, 48-year-old Kenneth Lamon Patterson after he allegedly broke into Corado’s apartment at the Village of Pennbrook Apartments on Mill Creed Road around 5:30 a.m.

    Corado was with a female friend, according to police. Patterson allegedly hit Corado with a pipe, threatened her with a knife and then forced both women inside Corado’s Pontiac Aztek with a butterfly sticker on the back.

    Patterson let Corado’s friend go, according to authorities. The friend contacted police and told them that Patterson had threatened to kill Corado and then himself.

    Vanity Plate Could Help Police Find Abducted Woman

    [PHI] Vanity Plate Could Help Police Find Abducted Woman
    "We're still hoping that she's still alive," investigators said Monday night about the disappearance of Diane Corado. Corado's boyfriend is accused of beating and abducting her early Sunday. They were in a car with this vanity plate and police want to talk to anyone who saw the Pontiac Aztek.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 20, 2010)

    Here are some new details that emerged Tuesday.

    Corado was first driven into Montgomery County where she went through the Fort Washington interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, investigators said.

    Money was then taken from Corado’s bank account at an ATM at the Cheltenham Mall around 7 a.m., authorities said. Three separate vehicles passed Corado’s car while the withdrawal was made.

    Police Dogs Search for Missing Bucks County Mother

    [PHI] Police Dogs Search for Missing Bucks County Mother
    Police dogs are searching the park near the apartment where Diane Corado was abducted Sunday morning. Her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth Lamon Patterson is accused of beating her with a pipe insider her Falls Township apartment and then abducting her. He is in custody, but not cooperating, police say.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 20, 2010)

    The Aztec was then seen crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge at 7:40 a.m.

    Corado’s empty vehicle was found in Camden later that night. Patterson was in blood-stained clothes when he was arrested at the Clover Motel on Route 73 North in Camden shortly after.

    Patterson has remained tight lipped about what he knows forcing investigators to ask for the public's help.

    Police dogs searched for Diane for hours at a park near the Pennbrook Apartments on Dec. 21 but were unable to find her.

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Corado should contact the Falls Township Police Department hotline at 215-302-3309.

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