Crystal Lynn Russ
Russ, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 04/13/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 135 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Red hair, green eyes. Russ's ears are pierced. She may use her previous married name, Herrera, or the last name Carson.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Russ was last seen at an Exxon gas station near Crosstimbers Street and Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas. At the time of her disappearance, she was training to be the manAge at the time of disappearance: r of the Exxon station, and also driving a taxi. At 2:15 a.m., Russ asked her boss if she could leave early; she was recovering from an ear infection and felt unwell. The manAge at the time of disappearance: r agreed and she left.
She has never been heard from again and the taxi was found a week later with most of her belongings inside it. Russ's ID holder, which was left in the cab, had been cut in half, and some Beanie Babies she had bought for resale were missing. There was no sign of Russ at the scene and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Houston Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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