China Renee Videon

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Left and Center: China, circa 1999;
Right: Age-progression to age 28 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 19, 1999 from Christiana, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 30, 1982
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. China has a scar on her right knee and a tattoo of a blue butterfly on her right hip. Her ears are pierced multiple times and her navel is pierced. She wears contact lenses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt, denim overalls, a silver watch and a purple navel ring with a silver ball on each end.
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    Details of Disappearance

    China was last seen at the Just Image beauty salon at Jackson Heights Plaza in her hometown of Christiana, Tennessee on October 19, 1999. She told her mother she planned to get gas for her black four-door 1999 Mazda Protege with tinted windows and the Tennessee license plate number 784PGX, and then go home. When China's mother arrived home later that day, her daughter was not there. Videon has never been heard from again.

    Authorities initially believed China left of her own accord with an adult male, but now foul play is suspected in her case. In June 2000, her car was found abandoned at an apartment complex in south Nashville, Tennessee. Investigators stated that it looked as if the vehicle had been there for a long time. Some of China's personal property was inside, but there were no fingerprints, no DNA and no evidence of a struggle.

    China was a junior at Riverdale High School at the time of her disappearance. She was a good student, and had a job at the Bi-Lo grocery store. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There was a renewal in the investigation in 2015 and authorities stated they believed she'd been murdered. They have persons of interest in her case, known only as "Chris" and "TJ." Her case remains unsolved.


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

    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Washington, D.C. Office


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
    The Daily News Channel
    The Murfreesboro Post


    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 11, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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