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    MO - Christene Nickle Seal, 22, Verona, 19 June 1972




    Christene Nickle Seal

    Missing Since: June 19, 1972 from Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: November 2, 1949
    Age: 22
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    AKA: Chris, Christy, Christine
    Brown hair, blue eyes. Prior to her disappearance, Seal had her hair frosted so it may appear blonde.


    On the morning of June 19, 1972, wife and mother Christene Nickle Seal disappeared from her home in Lawrence County. Her husband had left for work shortly after 8:00 am, leaving Christene and their two-year-old son asleep. When he returned at 9:45 am to check on them he found the child unattended, and crying. Everything but the pajamas she had been wearing had been left behind - her purse, clothing, car, keys, and identification. The mailman later told authorities that he had stopped by the home at 9:30 am and saw the toddler behind the screen door, crying, leading investigators to believe that Seal had vanished sometime before that.

    Her husband obtained a divorce in 1974, remarried and his second wife adopted his and Christene's son. Her parents, like the authorities, suspect that Seal met with foul play, but they continue to hope for information in the case and even offered a reward in 2012 for anyone who has knowledge of what became of their daughter.


    http://www.nampn.org/cases/seal_christene.html

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christene.html

    http://www.monett-times.com/story/1902895.html


    Striking similarities to the cases of Evelyn Hartley, Joan Risch and Jane Rowell Clement.
    Last edited by Noirdame79; 04-16-2015 at 01:02 PM.

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    Do we know if the husband was cleared?

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    That's an interesting question, because neither of those websites nor the article address that. I found it strange about the divorce part, on what grounds? Unless he believed that she left on her own accord, but there was no proof of that. And her parents have stated she would never have done such a thing, that she was a devoted mother.

    The original case file was lost, which resulted in bad blood between her family and the local sheriff's office at the time.

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    Here's another article about the case:

    http://articles.ky3.com/2012-06-19/cassville_32321810

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    The following links to a book which was published in 2011 and provides quite a lot of background to the case.
    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...ssouri&f=false
    It does suggest a few possibilities but nothing which really stands out as a strong line.

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    The title of this thread sound be missing in Mo for Missouri, not Mi as in Michigan.

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    I wonder what kind of work the husband did. It says he left for work at 8:00 am and came back to check on his wife and child at 9:45 am. Why did he check on them? Was he self-employed and able to go back and forth from his house during the workday? Would be interesting to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogperson View Post
    I wonder what kind of work the husband did. It says he left for work at 8:00 am and came back to check on his wife and child at 9:45 am. Why did he check on them? Was he self-employed and able to go back and forth from his house during the workday? Would be interesting to know.
    All this information is in the book link provided in #5 above. It seems the husband was working on a farm owned by a Paul Calico (where they also had the mobile home), meaning it was normal for him to be back and forth in between jobs on the farm.



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