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OR CHRISTIE FARNI: Missing from Medford, OR - 14 Dec 1978 - Age 6

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Kimster, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Missing since December 14, 1978 from Medford, Jackson County, Oregon.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

      • Date Of Birth: January 18, 1972
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'8"; 50 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. Slight speech impediment.
      • Marks, Scars: Farni has a burn scar on her chest. Her ears are pierced.
      • DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Farni was last seen in Medford, Oregon on December 14, 1978. She 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.
    Christie may have been kidnapped by family members who either took her to a safer place or who killed her. Her father and stepmother cooperated with police, but neither interviews nor lie detector tests yielded the truth about what happened to Christie.
    The father died in a California car crash several years ago. The mother died in a motorcycle accident a year before her daughter was abducted. Christie's half-brother may have been able to provide police the information they need but the 13-year-old - who briefly lived with his father around the time Christie went missing - later killed himself.


    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
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  2. RedRose

    RedRose Well-Known Member

    A lot of tragedy for one Family? The only person left is.....the Stepmother.
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Isn't that the saddest story you've ever read?

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  4. RedRose

    RedRose Well-Known Member

    I have heard very, very sad cases, but this one is up there with strange twists.:noidea:
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    New information confirmed on a Medford cold case

    New information has been confirmed on a Medford cold case.

    Four decades ago, 6-year-old Christie Farni went missing.

    It’s the oldest cold case open in Medford, but Medford Police have continued their efforts on the search.

    Last year, the agency submitted DNA samples to ancestry.com to try and find additional family.

    “We still believe that she could be alive and living under a different name and simply has no recollection of what happened in Medford,” Lieutenant Mike Budreau with Medford Police said.

    According to detectives, more family was found, but it didn’t give them any valuable information to further the case.

    That means investigators will have to continue relying on some sort of tip or lead that may help them solve the mystery.

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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wow! This is really interesting! I hope it pans out.
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Medford’s Christie Farni missing for 40 years

    In Medford, only one missing child case is still open. It’s the oldest in the county. And while the 40-year-old case is considered cold, police are still pursuing leads, even now.

    Christie Farni went missing on December 14th, 1978. The then 6-year-old had just been placed into foster care at a home on Peach Street, while in the middle of an assault investigation involving her father.

    She had just finished testifying at a grand jury trial the day she went missing.

    When child protective services brought her back to her foster home, she got ready for school.

    Her foster mom, who was recovering from surgery, watched Christie walk toward 4th Street until she was out of sight.

    Christie never made it to school that day and has never been seen again.

    It’s a case that’s been looked at by Medford Police year after year. Christie’s father, Ken, was a primary suspect. But he passed two lie detector tests. Police said they investigated Ken thoroughly and they never came up with anything that led them to believe he was responsible.

    Ken died in 1994.

    So what happened to Christie Farni? Police have two theories; that family who wanted to remove her from a bad situation abducted her, or Christie was taken by a total stranger.

    Recently, police submitted DNA samples to Ancestry.com to try and find additional family members.

    Four decades have passed since that 6-year-old took off for school on a Thursday afternoon. Police still hold out hope that someday she’ll come home.

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  8. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    It is. ITS AWFUL! Like the "Stayners".
  9. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    :sniffle:How very sad... so much tragedy and grief for one family..
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