Christopher Lee Stewart
Stewart, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 08/17/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Des Moines, Iowa
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/13/1966 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'9, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A Timex watch with a leather band.
Medical conditions : Stewart suffers from bipolar disorder. He was supposed to be taking medication to control the condition, but had stopped taking his medicine some weeks before his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Stewart's ears are pierced. He wears eyeglasses with small, dark brown frames. His nicknames are Chris and Christo. Stewart's head was shaved at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stewart was last seen after 10:30 p.m. on August 17, 2003, outside his apartment in the vicinity of the 600 block of 18th Street in Des Moines, Iowa. He has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on August 19. Few details are available in his case.
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Des Moines Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
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