Christine Lester

Lester, circa 1987

  • Missing Since 05/05/1987
  • Missing From Indian Wells, Arizona
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 24 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'3 - 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A silver bracelet with a turquoise inlay that says "Christine".
  • Medical Conditions Lester suffers from epilepsy and takes prescription medication to control her condition. The medicine was left behind.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Native American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Christine is a member of the Navajo Nation.

Details of Disappearance

Lester was last seen in Indian Wells, Arizona on May 5, 1987. She left home at 6:00 a.m. to travel to the Flagstaff Mall in Flagstaff, Arizona, 120 miles away. She had just cashed a check and had $300 with her.

Lester told her grandmother she was going to meet a friend and they would hitchhike to Flagstaff. She got a ride in her uncle's pickup truck for two miles to Arizona 77. After she was dropped off at the road, she apparently disappeared. She never returned home and has never been heard from again.

The woman Lester said she was meeting that day said they had no plans to meet and hadn't spoken to each other at all before Lester disappeared. Her family stated she was not the kind of person who would run away; her sister-in-law described her as a shy, religious woman who rarely left home. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Navajo Nation Police Department
  • Dilkon District
  • 928-657-3276

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 6, 2019; casefile added.