Kristy Lynne Booth

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Above Images: Booth, circa 1980

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 2, 1980 from Midland, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 26, 1960
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 1/2, 115 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Booth has a birthmark on the right side of her abdomen and a dimple on her left cheek. Her ears are pierced. Her nickname is Kriss. One of her teeth is missing.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white button-down blouse, a pink vest, blue Levi's jeans and no shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Booth was last seen at the Dimensions Nightclub, a disco club popular with young adults, in the 400 block of Airpark Road in Midland, Texas on February 2, 1980. She was partying there with friends. She has never been heard from again. She left her shoes and coat inside the nightclub. Temperatures outside were below freezing and authorities believe Booth would not have left the building willingly without her coat or shoes, unless she was only planning to be gone a short time.

    One of Booth's male friends, Ron Ferrengburg, dropped her off at the club and left, driving Booth's maroon and white 1975 or 1977 AMC Pacer. Booth was discovered missing at 11:00 p.m., when Ferrengburg returned to pick her up and couldn't find her. She was not reported missing for five days, however. Booth's vehicle was located abandoned approximately one to one and a half miles south of Highway 20 on SH 349 (Rankin Highway) on February 4, two days after she was last seen. It had been driven 268 miles that could not be accounted for. Ferrengburg was considered a suspect in her disappearance, but he passed a polygraph test.

    Booth is a graduate of Lee High School, where she was involved in several extracurricular activities, including the Art Club and Future Homemaking of America. At the time of her disappearance, she lived with her parents and siblings in the 4400 block of Monty Avenue and worked as a cocktail waitress at The Great Gatsby, a now-defunct restaurant on Cuthbert Avenue. She was not having any problems at home at the time she went missing.

    The Dimensions Nightclub closed in the early 1980s. Ferrengburg is now deceased. Foul play is suspected in Booth's disappearance, but little information is available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Midland Police Department
    432-685-7110

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    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Crime Stoppers of Odessa, Texas
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Odessa American
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 11, 2009; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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