Christy Lyn Garrard
Garrard, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 08/14/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/16/1974 (47)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white cut-off t-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Garrard's maiden name is Morrison and some accounts refer to her as Christy Morrison Garrard or Christy Morrison. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell her middle name "Lynn." Her ears are pierced and she may have blonde or red highlights in her hair. She has a tattoo of a heart on her left breast and the cartoon character Mickey Mouse on her left shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Garrard was last seen in the vicinity of Roden Avenue and U.S. Highway 431 in Boaz, Alabama at 9:00 a.m. on August 14, 1998.
She was with a male friend in a white pickup truck at the time; she had spent the previous night at his house. Her friend says he dropped her off at her aunt's house, but none of her relatives saw her there.
Garrard was divorced in 1998 and has two children. She is described as a "free spirit." She frequently stayed with friends and relatives, but she kept in touch with her parents and always made sure her children were cared for. After her parents didn't hear from her for a week, they reported her as a missing person.
Garrard's family members received information that she may have been a homicide victim, but her body has never been located. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Boaz Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Alabama Department of Public Safety
The Gadsden Times
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Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. April 7, 2010; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.