Christina M. Monteiro

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Above Images: Monteiro, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1988 from New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 12, 1968
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Monteiro has needle marks in both arms, scars on both wrists and a scar near her left eye. She has initials and words tattooed on her arms.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Monteiro's family last heard from her in May or June 1988, and she was last seen in July 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She has never been heard from again.

    Monteiro was involved with drugs and prostitution at the time of her disappearance and foul play is suspected in her case. Her disappearance is believed be related to the homicides of nine other women and the disappearance of Marilyn Roberts in the New Bedford area. The murdered women's bodies were dumped along area highways in 1988 and 1989. Most of the victims were in their twenties and all of them had issues with prostitution and substance abuse. The murders, and Roberts and Monteiro's disappearances, remain unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Bedford Police Department


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Boston Globe
    Bristol County District Attorney's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 26, 2011; middle initial, date of birth, height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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