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    GA - Christoph Zahn, 21, Atlanta, 28 April 1992

    Christoph Zahn
    Missing since April 28, 1992 from Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: 1973
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6' 0"; 160 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Swiss citizen. Brown eyes; light brown hair.
    Marks, Scars: He has a scar on his chin.
    Other: He speaks English with a slight German accent

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Chris Zahn is a Swiss citizen who was last heard from on April 28, 1992, while he was visiting Atlanta. On April 27, 1992, Zahn had taken an overnight bus from Jacksonville, Florida, to Atlanta and checked into a hotel across the street from the bus station.

    Zahn was last heard from at 4:15pm on April 28, 1992, when he placed a call to his travel agent in Orange County, Florida, from a telephone at the Denny’s Restaurant on Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Tucker, Georgia.

    Between April 30 and May 11, Zahn's credit card was used 31 times in the Atlanta area, including Cobb & Carroll Counties. Arrested and convicted in connection with these fraudulent credit card transactions was Harry Eugene Hale. He was arrested in Miami, Florida on warrants on forgery related charges for using Zahn's credit cards. Detectives found a camera belonging to Christoph Zahn and a quilt Zhan had purchased as a gift for his mother when they searched Hale's Kentucky home.

    At the time of Zahn's disappearance, Hale drove a 1993 red Ford Probe with Georgia tags. Police believe he has been prowling bus stations and highways from Kentucky to Miami, picking up young, transient men. They suspect he was involved in two other killings and a disappearance - but they have no evidence, beyond his possible proximity to the victims, to link him to those cases.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    1-800-587-TIPS
    Email:
    http://www.ganet.org/gbi/tips.cgi

    Source Information:
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    The Doe Network Case File 422DMGA

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    Next month will mark the 20th anniversary of Christoph Zahn's disappearance.

    Most likely suspect in this case is Harry Eugene Hale.

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    Christoph Zahn
    Missing since April 28, 1992 from Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics


    Date Of Birth: January 1, 1971
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0-6'1"; 160-170 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Dual American/Swiss citizen. Brown eyes; light brown hair.
    Marks, Scars: He has a scar on his chin.
    Clothing: A turquoise cap and blue jeans.
    AKA: Chris
    Other: He speaks English with a slight German accent.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Chris Zahn is a Swiss citizen who was last heard from on April 28, 1992, while he was visiting Atlanta. On April 27, 1992, Zahn had taken an overnight bus from Jacksonville, Florida, to Atlanta and checked into a hotel across the street from the bus station.

    Zahn was last heard from at 16.15 on April 28, 1992, when he placed a call to his travel agent in Orange County, Florida, from a telephone at the Denny’s Restaurant on Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Tucker, Georgia.

    Between April 30 and May 11, Zahn's credit card was used 31 times in the Atlanta area, including Cobb & Carroll Counties. Arrested and convicted in connection with these fraudulent credit card transactions was Harry Eugene Hale. He was arrested in Miami, Florida on warrants on forgery related charges for using Zahn's credit cards.

    Detectives found a camera belonging to Christoph Zahn and a quilt Zahn had purchased as a gift for his mother when they searched Hale's Kentucky home.

    At the time of Zahn's disappearance, Hale drove a 1993 red Ford Probe with Georgia tags.

    Investigators

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    1-800-587-TIPS
    Email Form:

    http://www.ganet.org/gbi/tips.cgi

    Source Information:

    Georgia Bureau of Investigation NamUs
    The Doe Network: Case File 422DMGA

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/422dmga.html

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/532/27

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    NamUs MP # 532

    Christoph Zahn
    DeKalb County, Georgia
    21 year old white male
    Last edited by dotr; 05-10-2016 at 10:57 AM.

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    http://law.justia.com/cases/georgia/.../a95a2417.html
    . Viewed so as to support the jury's verdict, the evidence showed that Zahn, a 21-year-old student who lived in Switzerland but held joint Swiss-American citizenship, embarked on a tour of the United States in September 1991, staying with numerous friends. Zahn did not like alcoholic beverages and did not drink, except for an occasional glass of wine with dinner at home. Zahn also did not drive or have a driver's license. He had a MasterCard with him for expenses. He stayed over the Christmas holidays with the Van Nordens of St. Simon's Island until January 1992, when he continued touring. Zahn kept in touch with the Van Nordens by phone and letter from then until April, when the contact ceased. The last known contact by Zahn with anyone was a telephone call from Atlanta on April 29th to his travel agent, verifying plans for a bus trip of national parks, leaving from Atlanta. In May, the Van Nordens notified Zahn's mother in Switzerland that they had lost contact with Zahn. She also had not heard from him after receiving letters from him in April and a telephone call that month telling her he was returning two days early. His prepaid plane ticket was never used or cashed in. Zahn was reported missing in May and, in August 1992 after the police had not found him or any leads, Mrs. Zahn, through the Van Nordens, hired Select, Inc. of St. Simon's, a private investigation firm composed of former federal agents, to search for her son.

    Select's Richard Jones, former Secret Service agent and instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, obtained a number of credit card receipts for Zahn's MasterCard and other documents bearing his purported signature from numerous Atlanta area businesses, including three in Cobb Countya charge slip for food and beverage at Bimbo's Saloon & Eatery on April 30, 1992 (Count 1), a Red Roof Inn guest registration *874 card for May 2, 1992 (Count 2), and a charge slip for Minks Package Store on May 7, 1992 (Count 3). Jones obtained from Minks the security videotape for May 7 and, by matching the cash register receipt with the charge slip, was able to find a picture of a white male, slightly balding, using the Zahn MasterCard. Zahn had a full head of long brown hair, over his shirt collar. This was the first lead obtained and Jones had photos of the man made from the videotape. The photos were taken from overhead and the side of the man using the card.

    Jones also obtained a motel receipt from a Carrollton motel, showing a room rental in May in Zahn's name. He determined that three phone calls were made from that room, including two local calls traced to Musick and Turner, two local teenagers. Talking to these young men, Jones discovered that they had met a man using the name "Christoph" while on a visit to Cumberland Mall in the spring of 1992. They said he had a "funny accent" and told them he was from Switzerland. They talked with him for about 15 minutes and gave him their phone numbers.

    Law enforcement authorities from Cobb and Carroll Counties and the GBI were contacted and the two young men were brought to Atlanta on October 13th in order to prepare a composite drawing of the man they met
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    http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.c...80Archive.html

    Seeking Justice for Walter and Christoph
    Harry Eugene Hale, 1992
    Special Thanks to
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    with www.whokilledtheresa.blogspot.com
    for transcribing this episode

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    Did Harry Eugene Hale explained how he got Christoph credit cards?

    Also, Harry Eugene could also be linked to the murder of Walter J. Cropper. The first time they conducted the search warrant, they saw a Seiko walk-along recorder that Walter had had when he disappeared,

    http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.c...80Archive.html
    Last edited by Archangel85; 05-11-2016 at 02:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel85 View Post
    Did Harry Eugene Hale explained how he got Christoph credit cards?

    Also, Harry Eugene could also be linked to the murder of Walter J. Cropper. The first time they conducted the search warrant, they saw a Seiko walk-along recorder that Walter had had when he disappeared,

    http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.c...80Archive.html
    Started thread for Walter, will include the posted link.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...1#post12546531
    Walter J. Cropper, 20, body was found near Adairsville on10/06/1992,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post

    Detectives found a camera belonging to Christoph Zahn and a quilt Zhan had purchased as a gift for his mother when they searched Hale's Kentucky home.
    Where was Hale's home located at in Kentucky?

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    More info about Hale in this link, cannot copy and paste, but Hale had homes in Florida and Kentucky, plus some other details
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christoph.html


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    Missing man from Kentucky, possibly according to above Charley Project link, also with a connection to Hale..
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...9#post12548379
    KY - Mitchell Manns, 39, Floyd County, 16 March 1990



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