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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
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    NV - Christine Nelson, 36, Carson City, 24 Aug 1986

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1357DFOR


    Christine Ann Nelson
    Missing since August 24, 1986 from Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: December 14, 1949
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 36 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10"; 150 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes. Glasses with wire frames.
    •Marks, Scars: Scar on right knee, chin, right eye, mole on chin, dimple right cheek.
    •Clothing: Gray pants, striped shirt, black leather jacket, two tone black Nike athletic shoes and a gold helmet.
    •Dentals: Available
    •DNA: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Nelson was last seen on August 24, 1986 in Eugene, OR.
    She was last seen driving a 1973 Honda 500 cycle, with Oregon plates. Foul play is suspected.
    Searchers found her Honda 500 parked near a quarry about 15 miles from her Jasper home. But they never found Christine.

    Family believe her husband killed her in a fit of rage over their deteriorating marriage. Nelson often showed up to work at the University of Oregon library with bruises. Coworkers said she told them her husband inflicted them, although he was never charged with domestic violence.

    They went to Carson City, Nevada, in August 1986 to pick up two Studebakers which the husband had purchased for his collection. Investigators know she made it to Carson City, but the trail ends there. The husband is the only one who says he saw her in Oregon. The husband claims they returned home on August 23.
    He told investigators his wife took her motorcycle out the next morning and vanished. But investigators and Christine's family believe that the husband parked the motorcycle at the quarry on Sears Road to make it look like Christine had left him.

    In 1993, Christine's mother sued in Lane County Circuit Court to have her son-in-law declared her daughter's killer to prevent him from benefiting from her life insurance and retirement holdings. They reached a settlement, in which Christine's husband did not admit guilt but released any interest in his missing wife's estate.
    Christine Nelson was declared legally dead in the process.


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

    Lane County Sheriff's Office

    Agency Case Number:

    NCIC Number:
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice
    Lane County Sheriff's Department
    National Center for Missing Adults
    The Register Guard
    Unsolved in the News




    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: NA
    Fingerprints: NA

    Christine has been missing 24 years. Come home soon.
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  2. #2
    Eugene Woman Still Missing 25 Years Later

    Days away from a monumental 25th anniversary of a cold case, the victim's sister has yet to give up.

    Pam Wallis says in August 1986 her sister Christine Nelson, 36, from Eugene went missing.

    All police ever found was her motorcycle off I-5 near the Saginaw exit.

    More: http://kezi.com/news/local/221245

  3. #3
    Hmmm. No one saw her since the trip to Carson City? There are two main routes those of us in the Eugene area take to get to CC. One is highway 58 and the other is highway 89. I think I'll work on this one as time allows and perhaps connect her with an IUD along one of those two routes.

    The sad thing is that neither one would be an easy one in which to ever find remains.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2014
    30 year cold case: 'Anything could have happened between Carson City and Eugene'


    Christine Nelson disappeared August 24, 1986, 30 years ago Wednesday.

    “She just disappeared, no indication of accessing funds, credit cards, she just vanished,” said Kurt Wuest, a retired detective from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

    “So, I know it's been a long time and maybe people are hiding something, or are afraid to say something, but if they know something, I'm just praying they'll come out front and say something,” said Pam Wallis, Christine Nelson’s sister.
    He said Phil Nelson, Christine’s husband, is still a suspect in her disappearance, but they never filed charges.

    “Well, the problem is the last time she was actually seen by anyone other than Phil, was in Nevada. So anything could have happened between Carson City and Eugene. She could be in the desert; she could be in the hills out here. We just don't know,” Wuest said.

    Cold case investigators are still at work. Wuest said over the years they’ve interviewed many people associated with the family.

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