CO CHRISTOPHER ABEYTA: Missing from Colorado Springs, CO - 15 July 1986 - Age 7 months

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Christopher's photo is shown age-progressed to 32 years. He was discovered missing from his crib in the early hours of July 15, 1986.
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In the early morning hours of July 15, 1986, Christopher's parents couldn't locate their son. They had put him to bed at midnight and found his crib empty in the morning. Their garage door opener was missing and a basement window was open. Christopher has never been heard from again. At 6:30 a.m., his parents alerted the police. Arriving officers couldn't find any signs of forced entry, but the front door was unlocked on the night of his disappearance.

Members of Christopher's family initially seemed like potential suspects in his case. His parents had separated prior to his disappearance but were reconciling, and the night of Christopher's disappearance was the first night his father had spent in the home since the separation. His mother failed two polygraph exams, which she attributed to a withdrawal from tranquilizers.

Authorities haven't cleared either of Christopher's parents of involvement in the case or charged them in connection with it. Three weeks after he vanished, they drained Quail Lake, three blocks from the family's home, to search for his body. They recovered nothing.

Christopher's family member refuse to consider him deceased. They believe he and his guardians don't know he's an abducted child. Christopher's loved ones operate a site featuring information about his case. Texas and New Mexico top the list of his possible locations. According to the website, the family had been receiving hang-up phone calls for about six months before Christopher disappeared. The calls stopped when he vanished, then resumed again several months later.

His sister believes the abductor was Emma Bradshaw, a woman who'd had an affair with Christopher's father and had a history of break-ins. Bradshaw maintains her innocence in the baby's disappearance and the police have not named her as a suspect. In 2015, Bradshaw won a civil judgement for $150,000 against Christopher's sister for interfering with her employment.

Some time after Christopher's disappearance, the Colorado Springs Police Department destroyed most of the case evidence; his family accused them of negligence and incompetence in their investigation. His disappearance remains unsolved.


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Family of Baby Stolen From Crib Has Spent 33 Years Searching: ‘You Don’t Just Stop Looking’

Denise Alves remembers feeding her 7-month-old baby brother a bottle, then carrying the sleeping baby upstairs and lying him in his crib. The next thing she remembers is her mother waking her around 5 a.m. on July 15, 1986, frantic because baby Christopher was missing.

Christopher slept in a crib at the foot of their parents’ bed. Denise, 15 at the time, was in the next room. No one heard anyone break into the house and take him – but in the morning, he was gone.


“You don’t just stop looking for someone,” Denise says.

Just last year, three men were DNA tested who thought they might be Christopher. They weren’t, but new leads continue to come in daily from around the world. His case file is more than 5,000 pages long – a new report was added last week, Isham says. Police have received a tip from every state in the country – and just last week, a tip was received that a man in Brazil might be Christopher.

“The family has always held out hope that he was out there and he was going to turn up someday,” says Isham. “It still could happen. But it’s a tough one.”


 

GarAndMo39

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Some time after Christopher's disappearance, the Colorado Springs Police Department destroyed most of the case evidence; his family accused them of negligence and incompetence in their investigation. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Why the h*ll would the police have done this??? (Rhetorical question, obviously). I can see no reason for doing such a stupid thing. :mad: JMO.
 

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