Christopher George Schafer

Above: Schafer, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 6, 1997 from El Cajon, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 21, 1969
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 230 - 250 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Schafer has a scar on his buttock and hip. His nickname is Chris.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Schafer was last seen driving his grandmother's vehicle in El Cajon, California on August 6, 1997. He has never been heard from again. On September 12, Schafer's grandmother's gray four-door 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity was found vandalized and parked on private property on the Sycuan Indian Reservation. The tribal member who owned the land where it was found has refused to cooperate with police in Schafer's case.

    Schafer's disappearance may be drug-related. There have been allegations that he owed money and/or drugs to some Hispanic individuals in August 1997 and may have met with foul play. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    El Cajon Police Department


    Source Information
    El Cajon Police Department


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 8, 2012; alternate weight added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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