CA KRISTEN DEBORAH MODAFFERI: Missing from San Francisco, CA - 22 June 1997 - Age 27


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Kristen Deborah Modafferi
Missing since June 23, 1997 from San Francisco, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: June 1, 1979
Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8" (173 cm); 145 lbs (66 kg).
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair below the shoulders; brown eyes. She has dark eyebrows and distinct facial dimples.
Clothing: Kristen was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with Spinelli's Coffee Shop on it, tan slacks and a dark blue plaid flannel shirt. She was also carrying a dark green Jansport backpack with 2 library books in it.
Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
Circumstances of Disappearance
Modafferi was last seen at the Crocker Galleria Mall in the downtown financial district of San Francisco, California on June 23, 1997. She had just finished her shift at Spinelli's Coffee Shop.

Kristen had clocked out at 15.00, but was seen 45 minutes later on the second floor of the Galleria walking with a blonde woman carrying a backpack. That was the last time Kristen Modafferi was seen.

Earlier, Kristen had asked a coworker for directions to Baker Beach, which is next to Land's End Beach. With the help of a bloodhound, police went to Land's End Beach where Kristen's scent was picked up and lost at the water's edge. They also traced her scent in the Crocker Galleria and lost it at the bus stop.

Kristen was a design student at North Carolina State University at the time of her disappearance. She had arrived in San Francisco where she planned to spend the summer. Within three days of arriving in San Francisco, Kristen took a job at Spinelli's Coffee Shop (now known as Tulley's). Within three weeks, she went missing.
She disappeared the day before she was to attend a photography course at the University of California at Berkeley.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Oakland Police Department
FBI-San Francisco Field Office

Agency Case Number: 97-60524

NCMEC #: NCMA991788

NCIC Number: M-038421722
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
California Department of Justice
National Center for Missing Adults
Oakland Police Department
Unsolved Mysteries
The Kristen Foundation
MISSING: Kristen Modafferi
Help Find Kristen Modafferi
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse

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