Kristen Deborah Modafferi born June 1, ; disappeared June 23, is an American woman who, in the early summer ofdisappeared in mysterious circumstances after leaving her work at the Crocker Galleria Mall in San FranciscoCalifornia. The soon-to-be college sophomore at North Carolina State University was spending the summer in the Bay Area; Modafferi had relocated from her native North Carolina to Oakland only recently and was expected to start summer photography classes at UC Berkeley on the day after she vanished.
InKristen's Law was ed by President Bill Clinton to provide assistance to police departments and families of missing persons over the age of The law authorized the annual sequestering of 1 million dollars for the support of missing persons organizations, including the National Center for Missing Adults. Federal funding for Kristen's Law ran out in after the law's expiration. As of [update]Kristen Modafferi's case remains unsolved.
She used Craigslist to find a room in a house on Jayne Avenue in Oakland where she had four male roommates. On the afternoon of June 23,three weeks after her eighteenth birthday, Modafferi concluded her shift at Spinelli's at around p.
Video surveillance last caught Modafferi withdrawing money from her bank. Modafferi's parents then flew to San Francisco on Friday, June 27, and reported their daughter missing to the Oakland Police Department.
The Modafferis found a Bay Guardian newspaper stuffed in a trash bin; a personal ad had been circled in the newspaper which read: " FRIENDS: Female seeking friends to share activities, who enjoy music, photography, working out, walks, coffee, or simply the beach, exploring the Bay area! Interested, call me.
Inan independent search of the house Modafferi had been living in when she disappeared was completed; during the search, a cadaver dog with a "world-class" reputation alerted to the presence of human remains in the basement. Arpad Vassa forensic anthropologist from the University of Tennesseevisited the house in February and scanned the area with a proprietary device he developed which detects human decomposition chemicals.
In response to the findings of Dostie and Vass, the Oakland Police's public information officer Felicia Aisthorpe stated that their findings needed to be confirmed by the city police, and claimed the information had yet to be delivered to the police department: "At this time, the information we need from Dr. Vass to collect samples for his 'human decomposition' testing has not been forwarded to the department.
Additionally, no information regarding the more recent blood testing conducted on the porch has been disclosed to the department. All you need is a GC-MS gas chromatograph coupled with a mass spectrometer which every university or crime lab in the world have.
The procedure is very straight-forward. Because Modafferi was 18 at the time of her disappearance, the lack of resources available for searching for her were noted.
It has continued with volunteer efforts. Kristen Modafferi.
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