Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Christine Honson was last seen in the Grand Rapids area in 1974. She was married to George Honson and lived in Petoskey.
Christine had a good relationship with her children, but she had a drinking problem and occasionally fought with her husband. She would sometimes leave the home for a few days at a time. In the fall of 1974, George told her that if she wanted to drink, the next time she left she should keep on going. One evening, a few weeks later, George discovered that Christine was gone. George found some suitcases in the backyard and he assumed that his wife had gone out to the highway and hitchhiked a ride. He filed a missing-person report with the sheriff's department.
About a year later, he divorced Christine. He has never heard from her since she disappeared. Neither her children or sisters ever heard from her again.
There has been no activity on Christine's earning record with the Social Security Administration since the summer of 1974 and no driver's license has been issued since July, 1973, in any of the names used by Christine. Also, Christine has not been involved in any criminal activity.
In 1986 Nicholas Paul Brasic was convicted by a jury of felony murder of Christine Honson. He beat and killed her because she resisted when he tried to rape her. There was eyewitness testimony that defendant had beaten Christine and that she was last seen alive with him. Brasic told several people that he buried Christine near South Bend, Indiana, with the help of someone.
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Kent County Sheriff's Department