The name is unusual and now the man behind it is emerging as an unsual character, to say the least. He disappeared the day his estranged wife, Girly, never showed up for work. She’s been missing ever since.
In late September, the FBI finally caught up with Diazien Hossencofft in South Carolina. He’s now charged with making threats over the telephone and has been extradicted to Albuquerque. A special Grand Jury has been hearing testimony about Girly’s disappearance.
Diazien hasn’t been named as a suspect…yet. It seems inevitable.
I’ve spoken to prosecutors (who can’t say much at this point), police, as well as Girly’s friends and a co-worker. The friends also knew Diazien well. Or so they thought.
The man who friends say appeared to be gentle, brilliant, terminally ill, a multi-millionaire and a Medical Doctor has recently acquired a new image. Many people tell me they now feel they were “duped” by Diazien Hossencofft. They say he performed brilliantly. According to these friends, Diazien Hossencofft’s masquerade included a claim that he was dying from leukemia and that he only had five months to live.
To be clear, Diazien didn’t disappear “in the middle of the night.” On the contrary. Neighbors say he had made his planned departure well known. But, again, they say they were mislead. One person says Diazien Hossencofft first said he would be moving to Toronto (for medical treatment), then changed his mind and said he was moving to El Paso. Stories abound of previous trips to El Paso and Juarez for medical purposes.
According to a co-worker, Girly Hossencofft often said her husband was threatening to murder her. In truth, the way this co-worker describes it, the “threat” sounds more like a “promise”. These repeated boasts, according to the co-worker, also included a promise that Girly’s body would never be located.
When Girly didn’t show up for work at 8am on September 10th, the co-worker wasted little time. She called police at 8:10am and reported that Girly was missing. Now let’s step back one day.
On September 9th, two people observed a car speeding down their road. The vehicle pulled into Diazien Hossencofft’s driveway. A strange-looking man got out of the car. Slightly hunched over. Head down. Face and neck painted black. He wore a forest green shirt. The two witnesses are convinced this mysterious person was a man they’ve seen countless times; their “friend”, Diazien Hossencofft. They say they figured it out before he ever reached the front door of the home after leaving the car.
Now, let’s return to September 10th, the day Girly was reported missing by her co-worker.
Later that day, a disturbing discovery along Highway-60 southeast of Belen: women’s clothing (believed to include bloody women’s underwear, bright shorts, and possibly a small tank top–*according to the co-worker, these clothing items would generally match the type of outfit worn by Girly at her martial arts classes). Albuquerque police working the Hossencofft(s) case confirm they are “exploring” the possibility that the clothes found along that highway do belong to Girly. My hunch is they know more than they’re leading on.
All investigators are extremely tight-lipped about the case. No doubt they want to protect the integrity of the investigation. The intent is not to jeopardize the case or compromise the safety of witnesses.
According to the federal affidavit concerning the FBI case, Diazien Hossencofft is also known as Armando Chavez. A neighbor tells me Diazien Hossencofft claimed to be from San Antonio. Another source says a birth record indicates Diazien Hossencofft was born in Houston.
According to a neighbor and a co-worker: Diazien and Girly met at Seaworld. Girly was vacationing in the U-S. She lived in Malaysia. The two began to correspond by writing letters. Girly eventually moved to the U-S to marry Diazien.
According to a co-worker: Diazien arrived at home one day with an infant. He told Girly they were adopting the child. That child is now believed to be three-years-old.
According to the co-worker: Girly was extremely distraught shortly before her disappearance. The co-worker explains that Girly told her the following; Diazien said that he would leave Girly alone if she would agree to let him have sole parental custody of the child.
Reluctantly, Girly agreed (If that’s hard to believe, consider the following: 1) Girly is fairly new to the country and probably doesn’t fully understand her rights or “the system”, 2) she’s apparently convinced her estranged husband plans to murder her, 3) she moved out of the home and into her own apartment in January, 1999, and 4) on at least two occasions, Girly found her car’s windshield smashed, friends suspect Diazien.)
The co-worker says Girly was especially distraught one day because she had just learned two horrible truths: Diazien is the biological father of their “adopted” child. And he had just put the child up for adoption. Understandably, a mother would be quite upset with the prospect of never seeing her young child again.
Now, here are two important points that haven’t been reported. First, according a co-worker and a friend (who have never met/both told me the same story), Girly made a frightening discovery about a year ago. She was about to leave for a vacation to visit her family in Malaysia. Before leaving her house, she made one last check of her luggage. She discovered drugs planted inside. I’m not familiar with Malaysia’s Customs, but I’m told the discovery of drug’s in one’s luggage would result in a severe penalty under Malaysian law.
Here’s the second point (a question, really). If Diazien is the biological father of that child, then who is the biological mother? And where is she now?