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Christina Lynn Bastian

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Christina Lynn Bastian
Christina Lynn Bastian
Christina Lynn Bastian
Christina Lynn Bastian
Christina Lynn Bastian

Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Christina Lynn Bastian
Nationality
Last Seen
October 31, 2015
Case Status
Classification
Endangered Adult
Intake Date
December 15, 2022
Source of Record
Medical Conditions
Bastian was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about ten years prior to her disappearance, and stabilized on medication. However, she gained a lot of weight on her psychiatric medication, and a few months before her disappearance, with her doctor's permission, she stopped taking it.

Location

City
Apple Valley
State
California
Is the above address on tribal land?
Country
United States
County/Province
San Bernardino County
Postal Code
92307

Physical Description

Current Age
41
Indian Tribe Affiliation
No Tribe Affiliation
Gender
Non-Binary Selections
Hair Color
Mixed Color
Eye Color
Brown
Height
5' 6"
Weight
170 lbs
Distinguishing Features
Hair is Blond/Strawberry, Dyed red and cut in A line bob
Bastian's ears are pierced in the lobes and the upper cartilage. 
She has a scar on her thumb and a scar on her right eyebrow from a previous piercing. She has a tattoo on her left foot and ankle of a cherry blossom with the Chinese character for love
Her vision is very poor and she needs eyeglasses to see, but they were left behind.

Details of Disappearance

Bastian was last seen in Apple Valley, California on November 1, 2015. She was supposed to stay the night with a female friend, but got upset and left her friend's house at 1:45 a.m. with her small tan and white dog, a Maltese/poodle mix named Cocoa.

That same night, the California Highway Patrol found some of Bastian's belongings on the road near Highway 247 and Bodick Road in Johnson Valley, California. Later that same morning, her silver two-door 1500 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which she had only owned for a week, was found abandoned near Valley View Road and Twentynine Palms Highway in Morongo Valley, California. It had dents and scratches on both sides, as if it had been driven over rough desert terrain.

On November 11, someone found a backpack containing Bastian's belongings on a dirt road near Bear Valley Road and Central Roads. A search of the area turned up no further evidence.

An Apple Valley woman found Cocoa near the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Highway 18 on November 1, the same date Bastian disappeared, and took her home with her.

However, just a few days before she disappeared, she told people someone had broken into her apartment on Laguna Road in Apple Valley. She began acting paranoid and erratic after the break-in, and was too frightened to remain in her apartment. She took some of her most precious belongings and left to stay with others.

Bastian's family believes she may have decided to walk out of her life, but because of her mental illness and because it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning, they're concerned for her safety. 

They stated she enjoys writing fictional stories and is a devout Christian. Her case remains unsolved.

Case Numbers

Verified with Law Enforcement
Yes
Local Police
181506833
NamUs
MP31151

Police Contact Information

San Bernadino County Sheriff
Alex Naoum, Detective
(909) 387-3690

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