Christopher Allen Zahl
Zahl, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 05/12/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Holmdel, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/11/1951 (70)
Age at the time of disappearance: 43 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A watch and keychain.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Zahl has a scar on his right knee. His blood type is A-positive.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Zahl was last seen in Holmdel, New Jersey on May 12, 1994. He has never been heard from again. His vehicle was discovered abandoned at a train station in Red Bank, New Jersey on May 13, the day following his disappearance. There was no sign of him at the scene. The vehicle had been wiped clean of fingerprints and Zahl's eyeglasses, wallet and credit cards were inside it.
It's possible that Zahl's disappearance was related to a dispute with his brother. The two men were fighting over the family's tree farm. Zahl's brother wanted to buy him out, and he also reported Zahl to the police for growing marijuana on the farm. Zahl's brother has never been charged or named as a suspect in his disappearance, however.
Foul play is suspected in Zahl's case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Holmdel Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Doe Network
The Independent Press
Defrosting Cold Cases
October 12, 2004. March 1, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.