APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): Over a week has passed and the family of Silverado High School English teacher, Christina Bastian are growing more concerned. The family has not heard from her since October 31st at the church Harvest Festival for community children held in Apple Valley.
The last person that saw Bastian was a friend of hers that she planned to spend that night with. When Bastian left her home at about 1:45 a.m. on November 1st the friend called Bastian’s mother, Cheryl Denny to let her know.
Bastian’s truck that was just purchased about a week prior was located in Morongo Valley on the morning of November 1st. The truck, according to Denny had scratches on both sides of it. Belongings of Bastian’s were located on Highway 247 in the Lucerne valley area, also on November 1st, these included expensive items, as well as other items that Bastian would need, including her cell phone and other personal belongings.
As the family was eagerly awaiting any additional clues as to the whereabouts of their loved one, a backpack belonging to Bastian was located 1 mile north of Bear Valley Road. Denny said that the backpack contained pictures, medication, bills and other personal items belonging to her missing daughter. Along with this backpack, also located was a bumper that they believe may have been from her truck. Additional items were also located in the same general area including other personal belongings that Bastian had with her before her disappearance. This discovery, according to Denny caused deputies to conduct a K-9 and aerial search in the area.
Bastian is described as 5’6”, 170-180 pounds, she has brown eyes and strawberry blonde hair. The vehicle she was last seen driving was her Silver Dodge Ram 1500 (that is no longer in her possession). She is also believed to have her white and tan-colored Maltipoo “Coco” with her. Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Apple Valley Stations are requesting the help of the public to help locate Bastian. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Apple Valley Station at (760)240-2700.