• “Missing Girls of the Desert”

     Written by Chandler Vaughn

    APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – It was Halloween, October 31, 2015. Christina Bastian, high school teacher, was having some issues in life…but she was making it.  Although Christina was diagnosed bi-polar, she had come off medication a few months earlier while under a doctor’s care.

    Despite recent ups and downs, Christina was known to keep daily contact with her family and had purchased a new Dodge Ram truck one week before.

    CHRISTINA BASTIAN MISSING – On the night in question, Christina attended a church function and then stayed the night at a friend’s house with her dog, Coco.

    Mysteriously, sometime in the night, Christina and Coco vanished.  Coco was found alive, but Christina was never seen again.

    MISSING PERSON: Have You Seen Christina Bastian?

    • Caucasian Female
    • Age 34
    • 170 ibs
    • 5 feet 6 inches tall
    • Hair: Red
    • Eyes: Brown
    • Wears Eye Glasses

    MISSING / UNSOLVED – It is hoped by Christina’s family that she’s decided to start a new life, in a new town.  Maybe a new state…Arizona, for instance.  I certainly hope so.  However, the details of this case create a worrisome puzzle that deserves further attention.

    NOV. 1, 2015 – The following day, Christina’s truck, belongings, and dog, Coco, were found in several different locations. 

    • HWY 18 – Coco was found near the intersection of “Happy Trails Highway”, Hwy 18, one mile north of Bear Valley Road.  Thankfully, a local Good Samaritan scooped up the dog and published a lost-and-found ad, which was seen by a family friend one week later.  This location is fairly close to where Christina is thought to have disappeared.
    • HWY 274 – Christina’s backpack and belongings, including items important to her, photos and medication, were found scattered about Hwy 274 near Lucerne Valley.  Oddly, the bumper of her truck was also found on Hwy 274.
    • HWY 62 – Christina’s Dodge Ram truck was located on a desert road off “Twentynine Palms Hwy”, Hwy 62, near Morongo Valley.  The truck showed signs of damage.  Visible dents and scrapes were noted along the sides, as if it had been driven through bushes or bramble.

    TOWN OF APPLE VALLEY POLICE DEPT – If you have information on the whereabouts of Christina Bastian, please call the Apple Valley Police Deptartment at 760-240-7400.  See: @HelpFindChristinaBastian on Facebook.

    Prayers for Christina’s Safe Return…True Love Never Dies.

    contact: chandlerzone@gmail.com


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