Kristina has been missing for over forty years. Her ex-husband is a person of interest in her disappearance but he is now deceased. Investigators continue to work on the case and her sister has never stopped looking for her. Some sources list her age as 25 when she was last seen.

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
• Missing Since: September 10, 1975 from Phoenix, Arizona
• Classification: Endangered Missing
• Date Of Birth: November 29, 1953
• Age: 21 years old
• Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'7, 120 - 140 pounds
• Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Perkins has a one-and-a-half-inch scar on the top of her left wrist. At the time of her disappearance, she wore a wire dental retainer on her lower jaw. Her nicknames are Kris and Kristi.
• Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans and a white pullover shirt with a design of quarter-inch pink flowers.

Details of Disappearance
Perkins was last seen at her apartment in the 1900 block of west Aster in Phoenix, Arizona at approximately 10:30 p.m. on September 10, 1975. She was carrying her purse at the time of her disappearance. She and her fiance went on a dinner date that night and he saw her go inside her apartment and flash the porch light. She has never been heard from again. On September 17, her yellow and green 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass with the Arizona license plate number PHR281 was found found abandoned in the area of north 51st Avenue and west Bell Road. There was no sign of her at the scene.

Perkins was employed as a dental assistant at the time of her disappearance. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

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“I just miss her. I never really got to grow up with my sister," said Laura Anderson. Anderson’s sister Kristina Perkins disappeared on Sept. 10, 1975. She was just 25.

The investigation that followed yielded few clues and the only investigative lead was Perkins’ ex-husband.

"He and Kris had fought about something I don’t even remember what it was," said Anderson "He was so mad at her, he said, ‘Your sister’s dead. If anybody asks me about her I’m just going to tell them she died of cancer.’ I will never forget those words. It was like, ‘Oh my God.’"

Police were never able connect Perkins’ ex to her disappearance. He’s since died. Anderson plans to attend the “Missing in Arizona” event so she can meet other families who understand this kind of loss.
Forty years have passed since Perkins vanished. Her parents have since passed away. Anderson thinks her sister is dead, but that doesn’t lessen her need for closure.

"You have dreams once in a while. I had a dream that she was standing right there and, God, that just drives you crazy."