Kristen Modafferi vanished 25 years ago, on June 23rd, 1997.
Watch this 6:55 minute segment of American's Most Wanted. (Directly below).
Next - quickly read thru the 12 chapters on this page. (It will only take you about 10-15 minutes at the most). It highlights the most important events of the past 25 years regarding her case.
- Who is Kristen Modafferi
Who is Kristen Modafferi?
2: The Summer of 1997
The Summer of 1997
Kristen actually flew to Oakland on her 18th birthday.
She wanted to live in San Francisco, but even way back in 1997, the rents were just ridiculous, so she found an affordable room for rent across the Bay in Oakland. There was no lease required, she could just pay month-to-month for the three or four months she planned on being in the area.
Keep these calendar dates in your mind as they are important to her story:
Then came that fateful day: Monday, June 23rd, 1997
3. June 23rd, 1997
June 23rd, 1997
From Kristen’s perspective, this was her last day of freedom. Her summer classes were to start the next day, so that afternoon was her last day to really take in the sights of the Bay Area.
***This is Important***
The word ‘suspect’ is a word loaded with TNT and one needs to be very careful when throwing that adjective around for very obvious reasons
Oakland Police: “He ‘is’ connected and we just need to 'nail down' how he is connected to this case.” (referring to Jon Onuma)
Sometimes it feels like I spend half my life thinking about this percentage. It is central to what helps me understand that Kristen’s case can be solved.
6. '35-50 People'
7. The Roommates
The 274 Jayne Ave house was in foreclosure.
House in Foreclosure.
Griffin Cherry turns down $500.00 cash.
Roommates opened Kristen's mail.
Roommates never called the Modafferi's.
No Contact in 25 Years.
8. The Neighbors
278 Jayne Avenue served as a half-way house for probation violaters from the Oakland and Alameda County region. That alone would have eliminated ‘Jayne Avenue’ as a place the Modafferi’s would have allowed Kristen to live.
A Plea from the Jayne Avenue Neighbors
9. Wild Card
If we knew what happened to Kristen, this manuscript would not be necessary. The truth is that we don’t know. I want to make it very clear that Kristen’s disappearance really may not have anything to do with the roommates, neighbors, co-workers or the ‘Onuma/Lampo’ theory that I am about to explain next.
10. Jon Onuma - Matthew Luque - Jill Lampo
Jon Onuma - Matthew Luque - Jill Lampo
**About 10 days after Kristen vanished, an anonymous call was placed to the ABC-TV station in San Francisco. The caller was calling about Kristen. He said:
11. Spinelli's Coffee - (Kristen's Job)
Spinelli's Coffee - (Kristen's Job)
Before I explain to you the significance of JIll Lampo and Matthew Luque, I need to take you back to a Spring day back in May of 1998.
12. Jill Lampo
Remember that the initial anonymous phone call to the ABC affiliate led cops to the local YMCA. The lead led to both Jon Onuma and Jill Lampo.
Back to that Timeline
13. Matthew Luque
For reasons already explained previously, I am staying away from the word ‘suspect'. I prefer to quote the exact words used by Law Enforcement. Here is an email from the FBI investigating Kristen’s case that was written back in 2008, fourteen long years ago: