Christie Marie Cales
Missing since March 11, 1998 from Blue Island, Adams County, Illinois
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Cales, mother of six, was last seen at approximately 16:30 in the vicinity of the 2300 block of W. 199th Street in Blue Island, IL.
Cales left her home, clutching a Bible, saying she was going to Blue Island church.
Cales lost one little girl in a Downers Grove house fire in 1982 and then another child to SIDS in 1987. Cales had a history of vanishing for weeks on end, after the loss of two young children. Cales moved to the south suburbs to live with family members. She would see her children periodically.
Cales spent time in a psychiatric hospital, admitted to drinking a case of beer a day and drew convictions for many criminal charges, including contributing to the neglect of a child. DuPage County warrants issued for her on charges including criminal damage to property, battery and drunken driving.
In 1990, Christie initially challenged papers filed by her husband to divorce her and take custody of their children. After Christie repeatedly failed to show up for divorce hearings in court, his request for divorce was granted. Not showing up for court was typical behavior for her.
Cales Relatives filed a missing person report, but it never resulted in any solid leads.
Her daughter Stacy Ann Peterson is also a missing person.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Blue Island Police Department
Agency Case Number: 98-14519
National Center for Missing Adults
NamUs MP# 2402