Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Dittmeyer was last seen at her residence at the Pick Wick Apartments in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 13, 1996. She has not been seen or heard from since.
Witnesses last saw her at a swimming pool near her home the day she disappeared. Her stepfather, Benjamin Crider had scratches and bite marks on his arm shortly after her disappearance, leading police to believe that he was involved in her disappearance. Her step-brother also testified that he had seen her body lying on a bed the same day, but that later the body had vanished.Although no body was ever discovered, a jury convicted Crider of her murder and he was sentence to life in prison in 1999. His conviction, however, was overturned on appeal. A second trial that began in October 2004 was ruled a mistrial by a judge after Crider’s attorney mentioned that a pair of Crystal’s panties found in the house contained semen not connected to Crider, in violation of a court order. Crider now awaits a third trial.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Oklahoma City Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Taken from Our Midst
The Shawnee News-Star