Tina Victoria Adams

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Above: Tina, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 30, 2012 from Lancaster, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 8, 2000
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt and black pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tina and her ten-year-old sister, Duchess Savanah Adams, disappeared from Lancaster, California on September 30, 2012. A photo of Duchess is posted below this case summary. The girls and their nine-year-old sister were all being cared for by the same foster mother. Duchess and Tina were last seen by their foster mother at the Vallarta Supermarket in the 1800 block of west Avenue I. They had been shopping there earlier that day. The girls claimed they'd left something inside the store and asked to go back. Their foster mother took them to the store and waited outside while they went in. They never returned.

    Investigators discovered Duchess and Tina had planned to run away from their foster home and live with their older half-sister somewhere in the Los Angeles area. Their biological mother lives in Colorado, but investigators haven't been able to locate their father, Anthony Ristick, who took care of them before they were placed in foster care. A photo of Ristick is posted below this case summary. He was considered a person of interest in his daughters' disappearances. The family had led a nomadic lifestyle.

    Duchess was found safe in September 2014; no information about the circumstances of her recovery has been released. Tina is still missing and her case remains unsolved.

    Ristick Duchess
    Left: Anthony Ristick;
    Right: Duchess Adams

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
    661-948-8466

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Antelope Valley Times

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 30, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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