Six-year-old Christie's mother died in a motorcycle accident in 1977. A year later in 1978, she told authorities that her father, Kenneth Ray Farni physically abused her which placed herself & her brother in a foster home located in the 50 block of Peach Street in Medford, Oregon.
On December 14, 1978, Christie testified before a grand jury regarding the abuse allegations. She was last seen walking alone to Jackson Elementary Schoool later that morning; however, she never made it to school as scheduled and has not been heard from since.
Christie and her brother had been only been living in the foster home for only three days prior to her disappearance. Her school allegedly called her foster parents at 1:30 p.m. on the day Christie went missing and told them that she never made it to class, but the police weren't called until after 4:00 p.m.
Her stepmother and father cooperated with the investigation into her disappearance and were ruled out as suspects. Kenneth was cleared of child abuse in his daughter's case and moved to California sometime after Christie went missing; he died in a car accident in 1994 at the age of 47. Christie's only surviving immediate family member is her brother.
In recent years, authorities reopened Christie's case. Two individuals confessed to her supposed murder that occurred some years before, but investigators now believe that they were not connected to Christie's case. Authorities speculated that Christie may have been abducted by an unidentified family member, and was either murdered or hidden in a safe location. Some of her relatives suggested that her foster family was involved; however, there are no suspects in her disappearance and she remains missing as of 2020.
Christie is described as a Caucasian female with brown hair, brown eyes, is 3'8 and weighs 50 pounds. She has pierced ears and a burn scar on her chest.