Christine Ruth Thornton
North American Missing Persons Network
Christine Ruth Thornton

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1977 from San Antonio, Texas
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 7, 1948
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5'10'
  • Weight: 142 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Baby toes overlap the
    adjacent toe.
  • Medical Conditions: Pregnant at time of disappearance.
  • AKA: Chris Thornton
  • Case Number: SAPD14229619

  • Details of Disappearance
    Christine's mother contacted the San Antonio Police when she feared that something had happened to Christine when she disappeared. She was told that there was nothing they could do because Christine was an adult. They would not take a missing personís report.

    In 2010 it came to the attention of Christine's family that a photo of her on a motorcycle was among hundreds of photos taken by serial killer Rodney Alcala that were released by the Huntington Beach Police Department. Some time after these photos were released someone identified themselves as Christine and that she was the woman in the pictures. It has not been proven that it was in fact Christine that contacted the police.

    Her family has never been able to find any trace of her using her name or social security number.

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

    Source Information
    Family of Christine Ruth Thornton
    Chris Thornton - are you out there?