On Friday, the 13th of November 2009, 21-year-old Christina went out with a few friends to Rookie’s Sports Bar which is located at 600 Broadway in Hannibal, Missouri.
Christina had moved to Hannibal with her six-month-old child Alexandria just a few months before. Her boyfriend, Travis Blackwell, stayed home that night to look after the child. It is thought to have been Christina’s first night out since having a child.
After drinking at Rookie’s Sports Bar, Christina and her group of friends then headed to Sportsman Bar. Christina was asked to leave the Sportsman Bar at around 11:45pm, as she had become rowdy after drinking too much. Her friends refused to leave with her, and so Christina was left alone and cold.
Christina asked her friends, along with several strangers for a ride home. Everyone turned her down.
Christina has not been seen or heard from since the 13th of November 2009.
The only piece of evidence that was found relating to Christina was her mobile phone, which was located by police officers on the 200 block of Seventh Street, which is just a few blocks away from where she was last seen.
Christina suffered from depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder. She did take medication for her bipolar, but would sometimes take them irregularly. To add to this, drinking alcohol whilst taking medication for bipolar can increase the risk of suicide and self-harm, along with impulsivity.
Police did think her boyfriend was a person of interest, to begin with, as Christina had called him at 10:30pm that evening to check on things. She told him that she had a ride home and would pick up some food for them and she would be home by midnight.
However, he was later ruled out as he had been taking care of her daughter all night.
As of 2022, Christina’s whereabouts still remain unknown. There have been some reported sightings of her in Illinois, but none of these has been confirmed.
Christina’s mother, Cindy Young, believes that her daughter was captured in human trafficking and is still alive.
Other people believe that she may have either fallen or jumped into the Mississippi River, which was only a nine-minute walk away from where she was last seen. It is known that the river can carry bodies hundreds of miles downstream.
Another possibility is that Christina became a victim of the cold November weather and died as a result of hypothermia. She was only wearing jeans, a pink tank top, a white half-sleeve shirt and white and pink Nikes, nothing that would have kept her warm for a long time.
Christina has never been found alive or dead, so the mystery as to what happened to her on that fateful night in November still remains. Her case is still open and is still being investigated.
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