The Christina Marie Williams story is one of tragedy and heartbreak. On June 12th, at 7:30 PM, Christina left her house to walk her dog “Greg” . Christina lived with her family on the old Ft. Ord Army base, located in Seaside California. At around 8:20 PM “Greg” returned trailing his leash behind him, Christina did not return. Her disappearance sparked a massive search effort. Teams of individuals combed multiple areas and celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, Mariah Carey, and Reggie Jackson made public service announcements for Christina. Unfortunately, their efforts would produce findings no parent would wish to endure. The remains of Christina Marie Williams were located on January 12, 1999, on the Fort Ord Army base. The area had been searched previously, but nothing was discovered. There were very few useful breaks in the case. However, one break included a report of two men in an older model “primer gray” Ford Granada or Mercury Monarch being in the area prior to the abduction. Another witness reportedly saw a “frightened” Christina in the same type car with two men at about 7:45 PM on the day of her dissappearance. Sketches of both suspects and the vehicle were compiled and released to the public by the F.B.I.
Her family refers to her as a “perfect” child — she was always concerned about everyone, and would go out of her way to help the people she loved and cared for. Christina also had two passions, music and animals. She loved to sing which she did beautifully. As for her love of animals — For Christmas she was given an aquarium which she took care of religiously, always checking the water chemistry, and changing a portion of the water every three-weeks, shes was very diligent. For her birthday she wanted a dog. After checking the local SPCA for possible adoptions, Christina went home and researched the characteristics of various breeds, to determine what kind of dog she truly wanted. She chose a 9 1/2 month old Australian/Collie mix named “Greg”.
Christina’s normal after-school routine included playing with Greg once she got home. She would do her homework and then walk Greg before supper, usually around 5:30-6:30, for about 15-20 minutes. At 7:30 PM on June 12th, Greg abruptly persuaded Christina to take him on another walk, bringing his leash over to her in anticipation. Then, on a fairly sunny Monterrey evening, Christina took Greg for a walk and would never return.
While alot of time has passed in this case, the suspects may quite possibly still be residing in the United States. There is a $100,000 reward for any information pertaining to the case. The family stresses that these suspects could be anywhere, not just in the state of California. It’s important not to give up and let evil claim victory over this case. Lets put Christina’s story back into the light — and hopefully someone, somewhere, will know something.
If you have any information concerning the Christina Marie Williams case, please contact the authorities or the Polly Klaas Foundation Hotline: 1-800-587-4357
http://www.cmwilliams.org/cmw-suspects.html (full sketch of suspects)
http://www.cmwilliams.org (the official Christina Marie Williams website)