Christina Lynn Bastian

Endangered AdultActive
Christina Lynn Bastian
Christina Lynn Bastian
Christina Lynn Bastian

Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Christina Lynn Bastian

Missing from
Apple Valley, California - United States
Case Entered
  December 15, 2022
Current Classification
  Endangered Adult
Source of Record
  MPC Volunteer
Last Updated
Verification Status

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
Hair Color
  Mixed Color
Eye Color
  5' 6"
  170 lbs
  Last Seen Wearing
  Distinct 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.
  Medical Alert
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.

Details of Disappearance

Christina Lynn Bastian was last seen by family or friends on October 31, 2015.

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.

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Christina Lynn Bastian, you are encouraged to contact the San Bernadino County Sheriff at (909) 387-3690, ask for Alex Naoum, Detective. Be sure to have the case number 181506833 available as you will need it.

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