The Doe Network:
Case File 176DFCA

Bottom Right: Age-progressed by NCMEC to age 39 (circa 2006); Far Right: Age progressed to 44 yrs

Anna Christian Waters
Missing since January 16, 1973 from Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California
Classification: Non Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 25, 1967
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'8; 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Waters has dimples and a mole on her cheek.
  • Clothing: Blue Levis; blue and white striped t-shirt; black oversized rubber boots.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Anna Waters was last seen between 14.00 and 14.15, playing in her family's backyard in San Mateo County, California on January 16, 1973.

In the beginning of the investigation, it was theorized that she had fallen into Purisima Creek, located near the family's home, and drowned. The area around the creek and the waters were searched but no trace of Anna was found.

With time, investigators and her family started to suspect foul play was involved in her disappearance. Her stepbrother told his family he remembered a strange couple driving alongside Anna, trying in vain to tempt her into the vehicle.
Anna attended kindergarten at Hatch Elementary at the time of her disappearance. 

If you have any information concerning Waters' whereabouts, please contact:
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number:

NCMEC #: NCMC601935

NCIC Number:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
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