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Friday, June 11, 2010

Today Marks 7th Anniversary of Christian Ferguson's Disappearance

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Christian Ferguson photographed in the late 1990s.
  • Christian Ferguson photographed in the late 1990s.
It was seven years ago today that Christian Ferguson a nine-year-old boy with a rare medical condition known as citrullinemia went missing -- allegedly kidnapped during a vehicle theft in 2003.

Police have never charged anyone with the crime though many suspect his father, Dawan Ferguson, played a role in the child's disappearance.

Last year, Riverfront Times ran a two-part series on Christian's disappearance. From those articles:
The 911 call came in half an hour after sunrise, at 6:09 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2003. From a pay phone at the southeast corner of Page Boulevard and Skinker Parkway, just inside the St. Louis city limits, Dawan Ferguson informed the dispatcher that his SUV had been stolen and his handicapped son kidnapped.

When St. Louis police officers arrived at the scene, a nondescript strip mall at a major intersection, Ferguson "began crying while stating, 'My son is gone, my son is gone' repeatedly," the officers would note in an incident report.

Christian's mother Theda Thomas plans to hold a seven-mile walk for her son on June 26 -- one mile for each year her son has gone missing. The march will start at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Page and Skinker where he child was last seen alive.

"I know that a lot of people probably think I'm crazy to walk seven miles for seven years," Thomas tells KMOX today. "But my opinion is, this is my son. 

Related Content:
Vanishing Act: Christian Ferguson disappearance remains a mystery
Vanishing Act, Part 2: Christian Ferguson is almost surely dead

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