Christie Lynn Farni
North American Missing Persons Network
Christie Lynn Farni

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Above Images: Right: age progressed to 40 years. (2012)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 14, 1978 from Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
  • Classification: Non Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: January 18, 1972
  • Age: 6
  • Height: 3'8" (112 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: She has pierced ears and a burn scar
    on her chest. Slight speech impediment.
  • Case Number: 78-10419

  • Details of Disappearance
    Christie Farni was last seen on December 14, 1978 and is missing under suspicious circumstances. The 6-year-old was abducted while walking the few blocks between her foster home on Peach Street and Jackson Elementary School. That morning, she had testified before a grand jury that her father had physically abused her. Police believe Christie was kidnapped by family members who either took her to a safer place or who killed her. The school called Christie’s foster parents at 1:30 p.m. to report that she had never arrived and the parents waited until 4:00 p.m. to notify police. She had been living with them for three days.

    Her father and stepmother cooperated with police, but neither interviews nor lie detector tests yielded the truth about what happened to Christie. Authorities were hoping to gain information from Christie’s 13-year-old stepbrother, who was living with her father when she disappeared, but he committed suicide before investigators could question him.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Medford Police Department

    Source Information
    KAJO 1270
    The Mail Tribune