Christene Nickle Seal

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Above Images: Seal, circa 1972

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 19, 1972 from Verona, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 2, 1949
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Seal's nickname is Chris. She frosted her hair prior to her disappearance and it may appear blonde.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Short pajamas, a light robe and no socks or shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Seal was last seen at her Verona, Missouri home on June 19, 1972. Her husband left the house between 8:00 at a.m. while she and their two-year-old son were asleep. At 9:45 a.m., he stopped by the house again and found their son alone, crying. There was no indication of Seal's whereabouts and she has never been heard from again. She left behind her purse, clothes and car. Bloodhounds traced her scent only as far as the driveway. The mailman had stopped by the Seal home at 9:30 a.m. and saw their child just inside the screen door crying, indicating Seal disappeared sometime before that.

    Seal's husband filed for divorce in 1974. He has since remarried and his second wife adopted Seal's son. Seal's case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lawrence County Sheriff's Department
    417-466-2131

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    Source Information
    KY 3
    Unsolved in the News
    Missing or Murdered in Missouri: Unsolved and Solved Cases by Barbara Kemm Highton
    The Monett Times
    Missouri State Highway Patrol

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 2, 2013; picture and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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