Christina M. Monteiro

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Above Images: Monteiro, circa 1988

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1988 from New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 12, 1968
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Monteiro has needle marks in both arms, scars on both wrists and a scar near her left eye. She has initials and words tattooed on her arms.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Monteiro was addicted to heroin at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Monteiro's family last heard from her in May or June 1988, and she was last seen in July 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She has never been heard from again.

    The remains of nine women, all in their twenties and thirties, all of whom had issues with drugs and prostitiution, were found along highways in New Bedford in 1988 and 1989. Investigators believe they were murdered by a serial killer. Monteiro fits this profile and is believed to have been another victim in the series, and so is Marilyn Roberts, who disappeared from the city in April 1988. The murders, and Roberts and Monteiro's disappearances, remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Bedford Police Department
    508-991-6320

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Boston Globe
    Bristol County District Attorney's Office
    NamUs
    The Asheville Citizen-Times

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 12, 2017; medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.

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