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Episode #74: Christine "Chris" Guenther - Murdered (1981)

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Chris Guenther was a typical 15 year old in 1981 Pittsburgh. She attended school, she loved her Steelers, and she got sick from time to time. In October of 1981, Chris had an ear infection. She left school early to check in with her doctor before heading to a Steelers game with her family and best friend. But she would never make it to the doctor’s office or that game. After going missing that night, her family waited 5 days to learn of the discovery of her body across the county line.



CHRISTINE "CHRIS" GUENTHER


Birth: 1965 - Death: October 1981


Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female


Hometown: Peters Township, PA - Washington County


Crime Scene: Secondary location (where her body was found): near Cecil Sturgeon Road in Allegheny County (see photo below), primary location: unknown

Last Known Location Alive: Bus stop (see photo below)

Injury Description: Multiple penetrating wounds of the head and brain consistent with that of an axe or hatchet, small circular burns on wrists and abdomen thought to be from a lit cigarette

Suspect Description: Unknown

Additional Information: Christine was found on Halloween 1981, Saturday, October 31. She was fully clothed with no signs of sexual assault or bondage. She was found in the same clothing she had been wearing that Monday when she went missing.


DNA: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown

Dental: Unknown







If you have any information, please reach out to Allegheny Co Homicide at 412-473-3000.



Sources

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Justice-for-Christine-Guenther-Peters-Township-Pittsburgh-PA-131435946946338/

https://chrisguenther.webs.com/

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/upperstclair/christine-guenther-s-murder-remains-unsolved-fcfcb1ff

https://archive.triblive.com/news/decades-later-friends-still-search-for-christine-guenthers-killer/

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11/2/81: https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=27387477&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjkwMDc2NDkzLCJpYXQiOjE2NTgwNjM3MzQsImV4cCI6MTY1ODE1MDEzNH0.ONZcbSSSfFeb000rm9KbYY3Rn-BFHrXDcMZorVS_wL0

PPG 7/30/82: https://www.newspapers.com/image/89811364/

PPG 11/6/11: https://www.newspapers.com/image/96442704/

Gray Hughes Investigates YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJbB3_zHmWo

https://www.google.com/search?q=christine+guenther+murder+theories&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS910US910&sxsrf=ALiCzsYa1DyO33KK_j3fEIEcZPFaoAnZnw:1658072596770&ei=FC7UYrjPLuKGptQP4POE-AE&start=0&sa=N&ved=2ahUKEwi4qZHhoYD5AhVig4kEHeA5AR84FBDy0wN6BAgBEDg&biw=1920&bih=978&dpr=1#:~:text=Who%20Killed%20Christine%20Guenther%2034%20Years%20Ago%20Near%20Pittsburgh%3F

https://medium.com/the-mystery-box/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-kathy-kelly-657c8a3d6e41

https://darkinvestigations.blogspot.com/2014_05_25_archive.html

https://twitter.com/quest_podcast?lang=en

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