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Assumed Deceased: Christy Lynn Garrard - AL - 8/14/1998

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National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)

Endangered Missing Adult

If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:

Boaz Police Department at (256) 593-6812

Name: Christy Lynn Garrard

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult

Alias / Nickname: Christy Lyn Garrard

Date of Birth: 1974-05-16

Date Missing: 1998-08-14

From City/State: Boaz, AL

Missing From (Country): USA

Age at Time of Disappearance: 24

Gender: Female

Race: White

Height: 65 inches

Weight: 110 pounds

Hair Color: Brown

Hair (Other): May have blonde.

Eye Color: Green

Complexion: Medium

Identifying Characteristics: Pierced ears, tattoo of "Mickey Mouse" on left shoulder.

Clothing: White cut-off T-shirt, black shorts, white athletic shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Christy was last seen at approximately 9:00am in the vicinity of Roden Ave. and U.S. Hwy 431 in Boaz, AL.

Investigative Agency: Boaz Police Department

Phone: (256) 593-6812

Investigative Case #: MP0898470

NCIC #: M-149277159

Poster:National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)

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From: - $2 Million in Rewards Offered for Missing Persons

NEWS FLASH: THE $2 Million Dollar Story

$2 MILLION DOLLARS IN REWARDS for information leading to the recovery of or the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the disappearance of said missing person.

$100,000.00 REWARD EACH FOR 20 MISSING PERSONS FOR 20 DAYS, NOVEMBER 5th - 24th, 2006.

Twenty Missing Persons:

Christy Lynn Garrard

Missing from Boaz, AL

August 14, 1998

Jesse Florez

Missing from Phoenix, AZ

September 14, 2001

Cleashindra Denise Hall

Missing from Pine Bluff, AR

June 9, 1994

Lola Katherine Fry

Missing from Greenwood, IN

November 14, 1993

Harold Bradley Hensley

Missing from Plainfield, IN

January 11, 2006

Scott Michael Javins

Missing from Terre Haute, IN

May 24, 2002

Marilyn Renee McCown

Missing from Richmond, IN

July 22, 2001

Shannon Marie Sherrill

Missing from Thorntown, IN

October 5, 1986

Karen Jo Smith

Missing from Indianapolis, IN

December 27, 2000

Rayanne Turner

Missing from Indianapolis, IN

December 4, 1997

Heather Teague

Missing from Spottsville, KY

August 26, 1995

Reuben Bennett Blackwell II

Missing from Clinton, MD

May 6 1996

Kimberly Lawanda Carter

Missing from Kansas City, MO

July 5, 1984

Regina "Gina" Bos

Missing from Lincoln, NE

October 17, 2000

Jason Anthony Jolkowski

Missing from Omaha, NE

June 13, 2001

Danielle Nottingham

Missing from Princeton, NJ

January 11, 2003

Beatrice E. Elliott

Missing from Philadelphia, PA

March 14, 2005

William "Dean" Ponder

Missing from Spartan County, SC

August 28, 1993

Amos K. Mortier

Missing from Madison, WI

November 8, 2005

Alexis Patterson

Missing from Milwaukee, WI

May 3, 2002

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Father wants help finding his daughter's body

Nov 1, 2006 10:11 AM CST

Reward offered for missing daughter's body return

With huge reward money at stake, a Valley father is hoping his missing daughter's body will be found after eight long years.

Olen Morrison visits his daughter's grave site often, but he says it's just a tombstone.

His daughter's body is not buried there.

Christy Lynn Morrison Garrard, 24-years-old at the time, was last seen riding along Roden Avenue and Highway 431 in Boaz on August 14, 1998. Father wants help finding his daughter's body

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Sand Mountain Reporter

Joe Mammana, a Philadelphia businessman and longstanding victims’ rights advocate, along with The Midwest Coalition For The Missing, and 411Gina For Missing, “Squeaky Wheel World Tour†has joined forces to bring hope once again to 20 missing persons and their families.

That includes Christy Morrison, a Boaz woman missing since 1998.

There is a tour going on throughout the United States and 8 countries called “The Squeaky Wheel Tour†from Oct. 17 to Nov. 4. The Squeaky Wheel Tour represents more 150 missing persons and has volunteer bands playing in 50 states and eight countries.

The name was derived for all those cases that do not have the scandal or drama to make national attention, and make a way for those cases with little to no hope to find resurrection by offering $100,000 rewards for 20 missing persons worth a total of $2 million for 20 days.

Beginning Nov. 5, through Nov. 24, anyone offering information leading to the recovery of the missing person or to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the person being missing will receive a $100,000 reward.

All tips must be offered during the three-week time frame.

All tips must be directed to the proper law enforcement agency, in Morrison’s case the Boaz Police Department.

Mammana has successfully aided in bringing resolution to four victims and their families.

[align=center]Click on the link provided above to read the complete news article.[/align]

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Geraldo Rivera is featuring the 2 Million Dollar Story on his show, Geraldo at Large. you can watch a video about Beatrice's recovery in the archive. Click on the 11/9 link. The other 19 missing persons are shown briefly. Here's the link:

Geraldo At Large - Video Archive

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Reward From Afar Sparks Renewed Interest in Missing Woman

A Marshall County mother of two disappeared 8 years ago. No one's heard from her since. Now, a Philadelphia business man has brought new hope to this cold case.

Christy Lynn Morrison Garrard was last seen at the intersection of Roden Ave and Highway 431 in Boaz, on August 14th, 1998. The investigation into her disappearance has led her family to believe she was murdered, but that's speculation. Regardless, eight years later, there is still no closure.

Now, a website called 411Gina-dot-org tells Christy's story, along with the stories of 20 other missing people. A Philadelphia businessman, Joseph Mammana, is putting up a 100-thousand dollar reward for information. Christy's family doesn't know him, but they hope someone takes him up on his offer. "Your family will never be the same." says Debbie Morrison, Christy's mother. "You continue to search and just hope somebody will come forward and please tell you where she's at."

If you have any information on the disappearance of Christy Lynn, call the Boaz police Department. The 100-thousand reward for information is only good through November 24th.

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Boaz Fire & Rescue-Boaz, Alabama

$10,000.00 Reward for information as to the whereabouts of Christy Morrison Garrard.

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[align=center]If you have any information, please contact the Boaz Police Department (256) 593-6812 , Investigator Gary Stanfield, 256-593-6812 or the Alabama Bureau of Investigation Center for Missing and Exploited Children by phone at 800-228-7688 or via Internet e-mail: [/align]

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Valley man offering help to missing family

July 21, 2007 11:25 AM EDT

There's no news on the whereabouts of Kim Whitton and 11-year-old Haleigh Culwell of Jackson County.

The last time they were seen was June 21st. It's been an agonizing month for their family.

"We don't know where they are. We don't know if they're alive or dead," said Sherri Compton, Kim's sister and Haleigh's aunt.

But if there's one man who knows what they're going through, it's Boaz Fire Chief Olen Morrison.

"I know exactly what they feel. I know their hurts. I know their pain. The 14th of next month will be 9 years that my daughter, Christy, come up missing. I'm not giving up. I'll still search for her until the Lord takes me home," said Chief Morrison.

It's nine difficult years Chief Morrison hopes he can use to help someone else.

"My heart goes out for Ms. Compton (Kim's mother/Haleigh's grandmother), for her daughter and granddaughter. And I intend to give them a call and go see them and I hope to be a blessing to them offering them some hope, some comfort, and tell them not to give up," said Chief Morrison.

Offering hope is something Chief Morrison is good at. He works with the national organization "Team Hope." It's part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

"I do calls and counseling all over the United States for kids that come up missing," said Chief Morrison.

But when the opportunity arose to minister to a hurting family right here in the Valley, Chief Morrison says he knew what he had to do.

He plans to visit Kim and Haleigh's family this weekend, giving them a shoulder to cry on and understanding very few can offer.

Chief Morrison is also wanting to talk with Kim and Haleigh's family and law enforcement about organizing a massive search. He says he has the contacts. All he needs is the word "go."

My Note: THis is not a surprise. Olen is one of my teammates at TEAM Hope and he is indeed a kindhearted, compassionate man.

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Christy Lyn Garrard

Additional pictures available on Charley Project site

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 14, 1998 from Boaz, Alabama

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: May 16, 1974

Age at time of disappearance: 24 years old

Height and Weight: 5'5, 110 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Garrard's maiden name is Morrison and some accounts refer to her as Christy Morrison Garrard or Christy Morrison. Her ears are pierced and she has a tattoo of the cartoon character Mickey Mouse on her left shoulder. She may have blonde highlights in her hair. Some agencies spell Garrard's middle name "Lynn."

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white cut-off t-shirt, black shorts and white tennis shoes.

Details of Disappearance

Garrard was last seen in the vicinity of Roden Avenue and U. S. Highway 431 in Boaz, Alabama at 9:00 a.m. on August 14, 1998. She has never been heard from again. Extensive searches of the area produced no clues related to her disappearance. Her family members received information that she may have been a homicide victim, but Garrard's body has never been located. She has two children. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Boaz Police Department 256-593-6812

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Investigators following up on Boaz missing person’s case

Fishermen find skull in Lake Guntersville in February

Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 3:44 pm

By Elizabeth Summers | Sand Mountain Reporter 

Following up on leads in a missing person case is extremely frustrating, especially if the missing is a personal family friend.

Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis knows all too well those feelings of frustration as he has tried to solve the disappearance of 24-year-old Christy Morrison Garrard, missing since Aug. 14, 1998.

Fishermen found a human skull in late February while fishing in Lake Guntersville. Shortly after the find, Davis and his investigators were asked to supply case information on the two thus-unsolved missing persons cases in his jurisdiction in the hopes the skull belongs to one of the missing women.

Read remainder of story at link above.

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Search for missing Boaz woman continues, 15 years laterBy Stephen McLamb

Posted: May 07, 2013 4:49 PM EDTUpdated: Jun 04, 2013 5:27 PM EDT

By Stephen McLamb

BOAZ, AL (WAFF) - Police in Boaz are keeping up the search in a similar case to the Cleveland, Ohio case.


They're looking for a young woman who's now been missing for 15 years.


Christy Morrison Garrard was also in her early 20s when she went missing, but some believe she is no longer alive.


At Hillcrest Cemetery in Boaz, a tombstone remains for Garrard, but there's no body in the ground.


Family members believe she is no longer alive, but the search for her or her remains continues even today.


Garrard was last seen in a vehicle near Roden Avenue and Highway 431 on August 14, 1998.


Since then, Chief Terry Davis estimates they have followed more than 3,000 leads looking for her.


Two years ago, a skull was found in Lake Guntersville, giving rise it could be hers, but forensic tests later showed it was not.


"You just start over.  You never quit, you just start over.  And that's what we're always going to do.  We're going to keep on starting over every day until we can find out something for the family," Davis said.


He said it is being treated as foul play.


He also said the $10,000 reward is still active today.


Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact Boaz Police.


The first 48 hours can make or break an abduction case. After that, evidence and memories can fade.


The first 48 hours really gives law enforcement the ability to trace the missing person's last steps the easiest, but today authorities have tools they didn't have 10 to 20 years ago.


Investigators often track a person's last actions and contact people who saw them last.


Law enforcement has tools which help locate people and get the word out through the internet and Facebook.


"You can post a story and in 10 minutes if it's that big, it can be nationwide.  Just the speed of being able to relay information now versus what we had 10 years ago is changed many times over," said Albertville Assistant Police Chief Jamie Smith.


Law enforcement never really gives up on a missing person's case.


Once the leads come to an end, Smith said cases can be routinely given to another investigator to begin a fresh start until the case is resolved.

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Christy L. Garrard – Missing From Boaz, AL




MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Christy Lyn Garrard was last seen August 14, 1998 in Boaz, Alabama.


Very little is known about her disappearance.


She would be 39 years old today.


If you have any information, please call the Alabama Bureau of Investigation Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (256) 593-6812. Or, call 1-800-228-7688.

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