Details of Disappearance
Crist was last seen in Lawrence, Kansas on December 10, 1996. He finished work at his family's landscaping business that day, and disappeared afterwards. He has never been heard from again. Weeks later, his truck was later found in a parking lot on the University of Kansas campus. A receipt inside the truck indicated Crist had gone to a J.C. Penney store and exchanged a pair of jeans.
Crist's loved ones stated he was "just a regular guy" who had no history of drug or alcohol abuse, no criminal record and no known reason to take his own life. Someone tried to cash his personal checks after his disappearance, but the checks bounced and police were unable to identify the individual who used them.
Foul play is suspected in Crist's case. His disappearance remains unsolved.