Christine, approximately 1985; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 51 (approximately 2020)
Date reported missing : 04/23/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/28/1969 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 90 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A pink blouse, a blue vest, jeans and black shoes.
Medical conditions : Christine may have been pregnant at the time of her April 1985 disappearance, but this hasn't been confirmed. She had her left kidney removed in 1984 and, if she developed a fever, would have needed medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Christine's nicknames are Tina and Dinky (may be spelled "Dinkie"). Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell her last name "Christinee." She has a surgical scar on her left side from a July 1984 nephrectomy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Christine was last seen leaving her family's home on Greenway Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 8:00 a.m. on April 23, 1985. She was supposed to catch the Woodland Avenue trolley and go to Bartram High School for the day's classes, but never arrived. Christine has never been seen again.
Christine was a good student in 1985 and didn't have a history of being late or absent from school. She was close to her seven siblings and her parents; her mother was ill and bedridden at the time of her disappearance.
There is speculation that she ran away due to a possible pregnancy, but her loved ones stated she had never run before and always kept her family informed of her whereabouts.
Christine is still listed as an endangered runaway with some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies, but police believe her case may be related to the disappearance of Allen Briscoe, also a Bartram High School student, who vanished later in 1985. Both cases remain unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Philadelphia Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Child Quest International Inc.
The Philadelphia Daily News
The Doe Network
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Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. September 9, 2020; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.