MISSING GIRLS OF THE DESERT
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – It was Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Krystie Stuart, 29 year-old Lucerne Valley resident, vanished and was never seen again.
Earlier that day, Krystie had driven to Jess Ranch Dental for a walk in appointment, but the dentist couldn’t see her. At that time, according to the office staff, Krystie misplaced her car keys, but eventually found a spare and walked out the door.
Evidently, Krystie had plans to stay at a friends house that evening, but never arrived. According to a post on the family’s Facebook Page, “Help Find Krystie Stuart”, a bloodhound traced her scent across the street to the parking lot behind Bed Bath and Beyond. There, her scent was lost.
On March 8th, Krystie’s Dodge Dakota was located in the open desert 20 minutes north-east of Jess Ranch Dental near Fairview Valley, as the crow flies, almost directly in between State Route 18, “Happy Trails Highway”, and State Route 247.
The contents of Krystie’s car, (although not necessarily enough to indicate foul play to investigators), were disturbing and left many unanswered questions. Her eye glasses were there. Her cell phone. Her shoes, socks and bra. The medication she had just picked up. Everything was there, but not Krystie. The bloodhounds went to work again, but her scent could not be found.
NOTE***If Krystie’s scent could not be found, and she didn’t leave her truck in the desert, then who did? And wouldn’t that (possibly) indicate foul play?
MISSING GIRLS OF THE DESERT – I’m actually starting to get angry about this “no evidence to indicate foul play” conclusion, after so many women’s vehicles have been recovered. In San Bernardino County, this conclusion is reached by default, quickly and frequently.
I appreciate and respect law enforcement officers. These are hard cases. No evidence to be found, I get it.
…BUT, THAT CERTAINLY DOESNT MEAN THAT NO FOUL PLAY WAS INVOLVED.
As I write about CASE AFTER CASE of missing women who vanish into the open desert of California, but “no foul play is suspected”, many questions arise:
- Why would they leave their cell phones?
- Why in the world would they ditch their cars?
- Why leave their wallets?
- In some cases, their beloved pets?
In my humble opinion….THEY WOULDNT!
I assume these are the heart-sick questions their Mother’s ask every night. I often cry while writing these articles, when I think of their Moms.
It has been over 2 years since Krystie Stuart disappeared. Krystie is loved and missed desperately. Her family’s Facebook page, “Help Find Krystie Stuart” is always updated. Please like and share.
KRYSTIE LEEANN STUART – Have you seen Krystie?
- Age: 29 (at time of disappearance) Age 32 on Birthday April 13, 2017
- Caucasian Female
- Missing from Apple Valley, CA.
- Missing Date: March 3, 2015
- Brown Eyes
- Brown Hair-very long waist length
- Weight: 107
- Height: 5’7″
- Wears Eye Glasses
- Case # 071500858
- NamUS MP# 28149
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY – If you have any information on the whereabouts of Krystie Stuart, please call:
- Detective Doemner: 760-956-5001 or 760-552-6800
- Anonymous Tipline: 858-212-7503 or www.wetip.com
- www.oag.ca.gov/missing – California Department of Justice Website
- 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
- www.namus.gov – Nat’l Missing and Unidentified Persons System
Prayers for Krystie’s Safe Return. Keep Vigilant. True Love Never Dies.
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