EDIT: Chirs' body was found 19 months after he went missing. It is evident that he had gone for a drive that night and went off the road in the canyon.
A virtual-memorial page was set up for Chris http://christopher-coan.virtual-memorials.com /
EDIT: Chris went missing September 3rd 2007, here is a link to his web site, please let everyone you know know about this. Thank you.
I'm crying as I'm typing, so please overlook all typos...I'm really not all here.
Our son, who turned 18 last month, has been missing now for 76 hours. He went to work Monday, left work and no one has heard from him nor seen him since. He wasn't having any problems with us, Sunday we all were together and had a great time. He wasn't having any problems with his girlfriend. He did have a bad day at work and we are guessing he went off on a drive to cool down, but we really don't know. He didn't say anything to anybody about where he was going. He was in a hurry to get to work that day and left his wallet home. So he has no money on him nor any access to money. We were able to get into his bank account today and there hasn't been any unusual activity in the last month. We have called everyone he knows and no one knows anything. His girlfriend has called everyone she can think of too.
This is so out of character for him. He has never done anything like this before.
The police are involved and doing all they can. Two different aerial searches were done today and tomorrow there is a ground search going on with volunteers and the police department. He has been listed as a missing person in all 50 states along with a description of his blazer. The police department made up fliers for us to put around town. The top of it says "Missing Person, Suspicious Circumstances".
This is so unreal. This is something that happens on TV, not in real life. The roller coaster of emotions is beyond imagination. The possibilities of what has happened to him and where he might be are endless. To the East of us is a canyon, to the West is desert hills. He could be anywhere. Not knowing anything is the worst.
My husband and our other children are hitting their limits too. Our home is crazy is an understatement. We have had lots of friends and family offer love and support. Meals have been brought in for three days. Our phones are ringing off the hook with well wishers and everyone wondering what they can do.
I'm sorry for going on and on, I just want to cover all the bases, but I'm sure I've missed some things.
Prayers are definitely welcome.
Mostly I'm still in shock. I'm not sure I'll be back on the site for a while. I will post as soon as we know anything.
Please everyone take care, and go hug your kids...
EDIT: Here is a link to the news paper artical.
I tried uploading the flier but it didn't happen, I'm not sure why.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It does help to know that people care.
EDIT: I took a picture of the flier and added it to my pictures
EDIT: Here is a link to the web site http://www.findchris.org/
Another candle lit... another prayer for Christopher's safe return. God Bless!
We are still here thinking about you and hoping for the best
As long as you need us, we are here thinking about you and still praying for a great resolution (soon!) My candles are lit to help lead Chris home
Thank you again for all that each of you do, I'm sure there is a lot going on that I don't even know about, thank you for time and support!
Glad you are feeling better today. Take care of yourself Shannon, we are constantly thinking of you, your family and Christopher.
And you should NEVER feel guilty about getting slivers of happiness where you can find them. If you and your husband are having a good day? Then it is a gift from God. You needed it. :)
A million and one blessings.....Laur.