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Unsolved Disappearance 

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Kristen Modafferi, Kristen Modafferi, 18, vanished on June 23, 1997, in San Francisco, California. Kristen was an industrial design major at North Carolina University and traveled to San Francisco to attend a summer photography course at the University of California at Berkeley.


She was employed part-time at Spinelli’s coffee shop at the Crocker Galleria in the financial district of San Francisco. She also worked at Café Musee inside the Museum of Modern Art on the weekends.

On June 23, Kristen asked a coworker at Spinelli’s for directions to Baker Beach which is located next to Land’s End Beach west of the city. Her shift ended at 3:00 p.m. that day, but she was seen on the second level of the Galleria with an unidentified blonde woman. That woman has never been identified.

Despite thousands of leads and appearances on national television shows, nothing has led to information that would lead to Kristen. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kristen Modafferi, please call the Oakland Police Department at 510-238-6341.

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