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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 16, 1987 from Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 1967
Age: 19
Height: 71-74"
Weight: 190-220 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Race: White
Gender: Male
Distinguishing Characteristics: Approximate 2 inch round scare above the knee.
Clothing: Blue jeans, brown work type boots/shoes, and grey jacket (possibly leather). Secondary description could possibly be blue jeans, flannel shirt with thermal type shirt underneath and brown work type boots/shoes.

Details of Disappearance
Christopher Winkler disappeared under suspicious circumstances from Burlington, Wisconsin on February 16, 1987. A month and a half later, his mother reported him missing.

According to his family he would not have just left as he was very close to his family and would return for dinner every night.

He had been a suspect in a burglary before he went missing, but the charges were dropped. Friends of his did serve time.

Foul play is suspected.

Burlington teen disappeared 29 years ago today

Chris' family believes he was murdered. He had been getting into trouble and was involved in a robbery a few months before he disappeared. Eventually, the family eventually had a funeral for Chris 10 years after he disappeared and put up a gravestone. But his mom never gave up hope of finding his body.
When their grandma died, Tonya and her sister, Jenna Winkler, felt compelled to keep the search going. Their fear now? The people who know something might also let that secret die with them.

"We don't know what occurred that night, we don't know why it occurred but we forgive them. We just want Chris buried properly," says Jenna Winkler, niece.
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