Christopher George Schafer
Schafer, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 08/06/1997
Missing location (approx) :
El Cajon, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/21/1969 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 230 - 250 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Schafer has a scar on his buttock and hip. His nickname is Chris.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Schafer was last seen driving his grandmother's vehicle in El Cajon, California on August 6, 1997. He has never been heard from again.
On September 12, Schafer's grandmother's gray four-door 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity was found vandalized and parked on private property on the Sycuan Indian Reservation. The tribal member who owned the land where it was found has refused to cooperate with police in Schafer's case.
Schafer's disappearance may be drug-related. There have been allegations that he owed money and/or drugs to some Hispanic individuals in August 1997 and may have met with foul play. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
El Cajon Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
El Cajon Police Department
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October 12, 2004. August 8, 2012; alternate weight added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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