Homicide detectives seek public’s help in cold case

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Homicide detectives Thursday asked for the public’s help in determining what happened to a young East County woman who disappeared nearly three decades ago.

Cynthia Dyann Coleman, 23, was last seen on Sept. 3, 1986, when she left her home on the Barona Indian Reservation to go to a nearby supermarket to give away a litter of kittens, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail.

Her mother reported her missing a few days later after she failed to return home and made no contact with her family

“At the time of her disappearance, Cynthia had ‘Fats’ tattooed on her right hand and ‘Lady’ tattooed on her left hand,” a sheriff’s statement said.

A photo of Coleman released by authorities shows a light-skinned thin woman with long, bushy brown hair.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call homicide detectives at (858) 974-2321. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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