TX CRYSTAL ORTEGA & MISTY ORTEGA: Missing from Troup, TX - Aug 8, 1995 - Ages 13 & 15


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Misty, on the Left; Crystal on the right.

Crystal Lynn Ortega and her older sister Misty Dawn Ortega left their home in Troup, Texas on August 8, 1995, both sisters have never been heard from again. They may be wearing contacts or glasses.

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Crystal Lynn Ortega

Crystal, Age 13



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Misty Dawn Ortega
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Misty's photo is shown age-progressed to 36 years.

Missing Since Aug 8, 1995
Missing From Troup, TX
DOB Sep 21, 1979
Age Now 40
Sex Female
Race White
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Height 5'9"
Weight 140 lbs
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Crystal, circa 1995; Age-progression to age 34 (circa 2015)

Missing Since: 08/08/1995
Missing From: Troup, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Sex: Female
Race: White
Date of Birth: 09/22/1981 (38)
Age: 13 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 130 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Crystal may wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Details of Disappearance
Crystal and her older sister, Misty Ortega, left their family's residence in Troup, Texas on August 8, 1995. Neither of the sisters has been heard from again. Authorities initially believed they left of their own accord, but have since reconsidered this theory.

Some agencies report that Crystal and Misty disappeared from Mixon, Texas.

Investigating Agency
  • Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 903-683-2271


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Twenty years later, sisters still missing
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Aug 8, 2015

On Aug. 8, 1995, two sisters left their family's residence in the Troup area and never returned. Today is the 20-year anniversary of the day Misty and Crystal Ortega disappeared.

According to initial reports, 15-year-old Misty and 13-year-old Crystal, were believed to have left of their own accord, but officials later dismissed the theory.

Some agencies also report that the girls disappeared from the Mixon community.

As part of its ongoing search, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is again asking for the public's help to locate Misty and Crystal.

Misty and Crystal are white females with brown hair. Misty's eyes are hazel and Crystal's are brown. Their photos are shown age-progressed to what they may look like today.

The public is urged to call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) with any information concerning the disappearance or current whereabouts of Misty and Crystal. Calls may be made anonymously.

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