The Doe Network:
Case File 754DMMN

Freeman, circa 1975

Chris Harold Freeman
Missing since May 8, 1977 from Hastings, Dakota Co, Minnesota.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: March 26, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 170 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
  • Dentals: Not available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
In June 1975, Chris, originally from Hastings, MN, and a friend moved to Arizona and worked while waiting to enter Bell and Howell School. Before he started school, Chris met Geno Ranelli.
Chris changed his mind about school and returned to Minnesota with Geno to start a business. They set up a shop in East St. Paul, MN. The shop sold various products made of Redwood. They closed the shop in 1977.
During this time, his family did not know where Chris lived. His parents think he may have lived in St. Paul, MN or Red Wing, MN. He would occasionally call or show up for family events.
On May 8, 1977, Chris made a phone call to his parents, to wish his mother a Happy Mother's Day and let her know that he would not make that day's family celebration. That was the last contact his family had with him. As they did not know Chris's address or phone number, it took a while to realize that he was missing.
According to Geno's sister, Chris and Geno left for Philadelphia on May 20, 1977. There was also information that they may have ultimately been headed for Miami. Chris and Geno have not been heard from since.
While Chris' case is being investigated by law enforcement, there is no missing persons report on file for Geno.
Chris had left some of his possessions in storage. The items included a car, some collectible coins and items from the redwood shop.
There has been many rumors and speculation what happened to Chris, that he left voluntarily, that he was a victim of foul play, also including some possible sightings in Phoenix and Minneapolis. Nothing has however been confirmed.

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

Hastings Police Department

Agency Case Number: 2004006169

NCIC Number: Not Entered
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
NamUs MP #12980

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