Christina, approximate photo date 2003 Age-progression to age 29 (approximate photo date 2017)
Missing since: 06/08/2003
Thousand Palms, California
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 09/27/1988 (31)
Age at time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 100 - 110 pounds
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Christina may have dyed her hair red or brown. Her nickname is Chris and some agencies give her name as "Christine."
Details at time of disappearance: Christina disappeared from her home in Thousand Palms, California on June 8, 2003. She was last seen the next day at the Red Roof Inn a friend saw her leaving the hotel with an unidentified male. He is described as about 22 years old, with a tattoo on his left arm. He drove a blue late model Ford Explorer.
Authorities believe Christina may have been a witness in the child molestation case against Douglas J. Marino. He was arrested in July 2003, a month after her disappearance, and charged with six counts involving a seven-year-old boy, and authorities believe he had abused an eight-year-old as well. However, their prosecution efforts were hampered by their inability to locate Christina. It's unclear how the case against Marino concluded.
Although Christina is classified as a runaway with many agencies, she is missing under suspicious circumstances and there are rumors that she met with foul play. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Riverside County Sheriff's Office
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Vanished Children's Alliance
California Attorney General's Office
Missing in California
The Desert Sun
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated April 22, 2019 details of disappearance updated.