The Doe Network:
Case File 706DFOR

1 Age-Progression
Left: Farni, circa 1978; Right: Age-Progression to age 35 (circa 2007).

Christie Lynn Farni
Missing since December 14, 1978 from Medford, Jackson County, Oregon.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 18, 1972
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'8"; 50 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. Slight speech impediment.
  • Marks, Scars: Farni has a burn scar on her chest. Her ears are pierced.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Farni was last seen in Medford, Oregon on December 14, 1978. She was abducted while walking the few blocks between her foster home on Peach Street and Jackson Elementary School. That morning, she had testified before a grand jury that her father had physically abused her.
Christie may have been kidnapped by family members who either took her to a safer place or who killed her. Her father and stepmother cooperated with police, but neither interviews nor lie detector tests yielded the truth about what happened to Christie.
The father died in a California car crash several years ago. The mother died in a motorcycle accident a year before her daughter was abducted. Christie's half-brother may have been able to provide police the information they need but the 13-year-old - who briefly lived with his father around the time Christie went missing - later killed himself.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Medford Police Department

Agency Case Number: 78-10419/NamUs MP# 6052

NCMEC #: NCMC601237

NCIC Number:

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

Source Information:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Mail Tribune
Medford Police Department
Oregon State Police Missing Children Clearinghouse

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