Overview of Diamond Bynum
Where did these family members go?
Diamond Bobbie Monet Bynum has been described as someone with a "bubbly personality" and an "infectious smile." When she was younger, Diamond was diagnosed with Diamond has been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic condition with both mental and physical implications. Even though Diamond was 21 at the time of her disappearance, Diamond has the mental capacity of a 5-to7-year-old, and it’s difficult for her to communicate and converse with others.
Her family understands her, however, and she knows her father’s phone number. Physically, her condition’s symptoms manifest in short stature, as Diamond is 4’8”. She also has a pronounced limp, misaligned teeth, and Diamond walks with one arm bent. Prader-Willi syndrome also induces a constant feeling of hunger, leading those with the condition to over-eat. Diamond is 238 pounds, and she’s expressed that her favorite food is cheeseburgers.
On July 25, 2015, Diamond was at home with her 2-year-old nephew, King Walker.
Four days later after disappearing, investigators begin a large-scale search of nearby abandoned homes with numerous volunteers. The police employ K9 units, that track both Diamond and King’s scent down the street near a local gas station and train tracks — but ultimately the dogs don’t find anything else.
The official law enforcement searches are eventually called off in early August, with a lack of resources being noted as the cause.
Big questions remain.
Investigators are still trying to figure out which direction the pair wandered off to, whether or not they got trapped in an abandoned building, or if any of the eyewitness accounts have weight to them. Their cases are still unsolved.