Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Medford Police Department
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