Christopher Joseph Grindey

Above: Grindey, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 2 - 4, 1996 from Palm Desert, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1951
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Grindey's nickname is Chris. He has a physical impairment that causes his left hand to curl and his left foot to drag.
  • Medical Conditions: Grindey suffers from schizophrenia; however, he was not taking any medication or under a doctor's care at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Grindey was last seen by his landlord in the 42900 block of Connecticut in Palm Desert, California sometime between January 2 and January 4, 1996. He has never been heard from again. His landlord reported him missing on January 11. Few details are available in Grindey's case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 25, 2016; date of disappearance corrected, medical conditions added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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