Lester, approximately 1987
Date reported missing : 05/05/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Indian Wells, Arizona
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'4, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A silver bEthnicity : let with a turquoise inlay that says "Christine".
Medical conditions : Lester suffers from epilepsy and takes prescription medication to control her condition. The medicine was left behind.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Christine is a member of the Navajo Nation.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lester was last seen in Indian Wells, Arizona on May 5, 1987. She left home at 6:00 a.m. to travel to the Flagstaff Mall in Flagstaff, Arizona, 120 miles away. She had just cashed a check and had $300 with her.
Lester told her grandmother she was going to meet a friend and they would hitchhike to Flagstaff. She got a ride in her uncle's pickup truck for two miles to Arizona 77. After she was dropped off at the road, she apparently disappeared. She never returned home and has never been heard from again.
The woman Lester said she was meeting that day said they had no plans to meet and hadn't spoken to each other at all before Lester disappeared. Her family stated she was not the kind of person who would run away; her sister-in-law described her as a shy, religious woman who rarely left home. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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