China Renee Videon
China, approximately 1999; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 28 (approximately 2012)
Date reported missing : 10/19/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/30/1982 (38)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white shirt, denim overalls, a silver watch and a purple navel ring with a silver ball on each end.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. China has a scar on her right knee and a tattoo of a blue butterfly on her right hip. Her ears are pierced multiple times and her navel is pierced. She wears contact lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : China was last seen at the Just ImAge at the time of disappearance: beauty salon at Jackson Heights Plaza in her hometown of Christiana, Tennessee on October 19, 1999. She planned to buy groceries and get gas for her black four-door 1999 Mazda Protege with tinted windows and the Tennessee license plate number 784PGX, and then go home.
When China's mother arrived home later that day, her daughter was not there. She has never been heard from again. Authorities initially believed China left of her own accord with an adult male, but now foul play is suspected in her case.
In June 2000, her car was found abandoned at an apartment complex in south Nashville, Tennessee. Investigators stated that it looked as if the vehicle had been there for a long time. The groceries China had purchased on the day of her disappearance were still inside the car, but there were no fingerprints, no DNA and no evidence of a struggle.
China was a junior at Riverdale High School at the time of her disappearance. She was a good student, and had a job at the Bi-Lo grocery store in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She had just bought her car prior to her disappearance, and had also ordered a class ring. She didn't own a cellular phone, but did have a pageheaderr, and would always call her mother back as soon as possible when she was pageheaderd.
There was a renewal in the investigation in 2015 and authorities stated they believed China was murdered. They have persons of interest in her case, two people identified only as "Chris" and "TJ." TJ lived in Goose Creek, South Carolina and worked at a big box store on James Island. In 2016, the sheriff said he believed an arrest was imminent, but no arrests followed. China's case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C. Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
The Daily News Channel
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