Whenever a person mysteriously disappears without explanation, the situation can be particularly baffling when they’re last seen driving a vehicle. In many cases, said vehicle is eventually found abandoned somewhere, but the person is nowhere in sight. In missing persons cases, abandoned vehicles often provide intriguing clues and open up a lot of possible scenarios. Was the victim abducted from their vehicle while it was stopped? Did someone else steal the vehicle and leave it somewhere? Or did the victim abandon the vehicle and disappear voluntarily? In the following mysteries, the real truth is still unknown.
10.The Disappearance Of Kristi Krebs
On the evening of August 9, 1993, 22-year-old Kristi Krebs worked her shift at a pizza place in Fort Bragg, California. Kristi was supposed to drive home to her family’s residence but never arrived. The following day, her abandoned car was discovered stuck in some mud in a remote redwood forest area. Kristi’s folded-up work clothes were inside the vehicle, but the radio was missing. There were also traces of blood, along with some torn-up identification papers and photographs at the scene. A search of the area turned up no trace of Kristi, but this was not the first time she had found herself in a situation like this.
In April 1990, Kristi was driving down a country road when she got her car stuck in the mud, causing it to catch on fire. The following morning, a disoriented Kristi was found wandering down some nearby railroad tracks. Kristi had recently developed an unhealthy obsession with a married man and combined with the traumatic ordeal of her car bursting into flames, it became apparent she had suffered some sort of mental breakdown. Kristi had to be hospitalized for several months but eventually recovered and found herself working two steady jobs. However, Kristi ended up getting her vehicle stuck again under very similar circumstances, only 11 kilometers (7 mi) from where the original incident occurred. It was theorized that she suffered another psychotic break and wandered off. Over the course of the next year, two people reported picking up a young hitchhiker resembling Kristi and one of these sightings took place in Utah. At the time, Kristi’s family remained hopeful that she was still alive somewhere and had perhaps simply forgotten who she was, but she has not been seen for over 20 years.