CA - Craig, 34, & Christine Langford, 24, Rockport, 17 Jan 1981

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  1. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Craig Herrick Langford III
    Christine Langford
    Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Case # 81-0228

    Craig Langford
    NamUS MP # 22817
    DOB: 13 June 1946

    White male, 6 feet 1, 170 pounds, brown hair, green eyes. He was 34 years old when he vanished.

    His dental info, DNA, fingerprints are not available.

    Christine LANGFORD
    NamUS Case # 22816
    DOB: Circa 1956

    White female, 5 feet 5, 128 pounds, blue eyes, strawberry blond. 24 years old when she disappeared.

    Her dental info is available. Her DNA and fingerprints are not.

    The Langfords were last seen 17 January 1981 when camped in their gray 1976 Toyota Chinook mini motor home (CA tag 621PUL) on a remote Mendocino County beach near Rockport CA 95488. On 19 January 1981, a small inflatable raft and wooden oar were found in the surf near the vacant motor home.

    Sources:
    Genealogy website, http://death-records.mooseroots.com/d/n/Craig-Langford
    National Missing and UnidentifiedPersons System,
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22816/4/
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22817/790
     


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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Same birth/death date. Sure looks like a match.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Emailed possible match to NamUS and to MCSO.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    NamUS forwarded email to MCSO.
     
  6. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    OMG....that's outstanding. Hope it works out.

    Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
     
  7. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    I turned over a copy of my dossier to Sheriff Allman. Let's hope for results.
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Craig and Christin married 26 Sep 1980 in Sonoma County, CA. I found two records and both spell Christine's name without an e on the end.
    She has two different surnames indicating she was probably previously married:

    California Marriage Index, 1960-1985

    Name: Christin M Rowe
    Event Type: Marriage
    Event Date: 26 Sep 1980
    Event Place: Sonoma, California
    Gender: Female
    Age: 24
    Birth Year (Estimated):1956
    Spouse's Name: Craig H Langford
    Spouse's Age: 34
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1946

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6G9-DSV

    California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    Name: Craig H Langford
    Event Type:Marriage
    Event Date: 26 Sep 1980
    Event Place:Sonoma, California
    Gender: Male
    Age: 34
    Birth Year (Estimated):1946
    Spouse's Name:Christin M Hendrix
    Spouse's Age:24
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):1956

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6N4-5ZL
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    So sunny found additional proof that Craig still lives. As mentioned in the above posts, I gave a company of my findings to Sheriff Allman. Looks like time to try again.

    So yes, sunny, we seem to have a match for Craig. Which leads to the next question. What became of Christine?
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    I mean, how many Langfords have the middle name of Herrick?
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Could this be a case of identity theft instead of a "faked death"?
     
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    Or she met with foul play and he covered it up by pretending they both died.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    I zipped off a copy of all the links above that note Craig Herrick Langford, and just dropped them in the mail addressed to Detective Quinton Cromer. He is listed as the investigator in this case.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    This last letter finally evoked an answer. An email from the detective presently covering the case informs me that the given address seems to be a business that was patronized by Craig.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't seem like there is much information on these two. It's mentioned on wikipedia that they disappeared from an area known for its missing people and murders.
     
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    Anything new on this case? Did the detective discover if the Craig H Langford listed as still living is the same as the one reported missing?
     
  19. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    See post # 15 above.
     

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