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Christopher Abeyta
Christopher Abeyta


FILE Number 86-20515

The Crime:

On 07-15-86 at 0633 hours the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a missing seven month old named Christopher Enoch Abeyta.

The Investigation:

The investigation revealed that seven month old Christopher was the youngest sibling in the Abeyta family. His mother, Bernice Abeyta and father Gil Abeyta recall last seeing Christopher asleep in his crib in the master bedroom at about 12:30 a.m. prior to falling asleep.

Bernice Abeyta noticed that Christopher was missing from his crib at 6:30 in the morning. The Abeyta's heard nothing or saw nothing suspicious that would indicate who committed this crime.

Their were no signs of forced entry, and the front door was said to have been unlocked to allow the older Abeyta children to enter the house without a key.

Hundreds of interviews were conducted and hundreds of leads were followed up on. Over the years the Abeyta family themselves have conducted a lengthy detailed investigation.

If you have information regarding this investigation please call: Detective Joe Matiatos at (719) 444-7559 or Sergeant Jeff Jensen at (719) 444-7613

Colorado Springs Police Department's Violent Crimes Section is comprised of the Homicide Unit, Homicide Cold Case Unit, and the Robbery Unit.



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