FBI, other agencies find nothing after searching field for evidence on missing teen Christina Adkins

CLEVELAND - The FBI and other agencies searched a field in Tremont for evidence Wednesday in the case of Christina Adkins, a Cleveland girl who went missing in 1995.

"We never close these types of cases," said Vicki Anderson, spokeswoman for the FBI. "Whenever we have a child that's gone missing and we're involved, we keep that case open until we have resolution to that case."

Crews descended on a wooded area of West 7th Street near Clark Fields for four hours but turned up nothing.

"They go in a line, so they go methodically through the woods, and they're literally cutting down brush and getting through and looking at the ground to see if there's any disturbed soil, evidence, remains," added Anderson.

Anderson said they were acting on information that has developed during the investigation.

"We don't just sit and wait for the phone to ring," said Anderson. "We continually work these and follow up on whatever we can."

Adkins was last seen on West 25th Street, about 1.5 miles from Wednesday's search area, on Jan. 11, 1995 when she was 18 years old and five months pregnant.

No human remains were found after a search for her body at a home on Vega Avenue and West 25th Street on Aug. 30.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Adkins is encouraged to contact the FBI at 216-522-1400.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Related Stories

Missing teen with autism, Michael Karwan, found safe in Cleveland, reunited with parents Missing teen with autism, Michael Karwan, found safe in Cleveland, reunited with parents

A missing New Jersey teen with autism was found safe in Cleveland Tuesday evening and reunited with his parents overnight.

Skeletal remains found during Christina Adkins search near Interstate 90 and Jennings Freeway intact Skeletal remains found during Christina Adkins search near Interstate 90 and Jennings Freeway intact

Investigators are still trying to determine the age and gender of the remains found on Friday near Interstate 90 and the Jennings Freeway.

Remains discovered in Cleveland is heart-wrenching for families and advocates of missing persons Remains discovered in Cleveland is heart-wrenching for families and advocates of missing persons

The discovery of human remains in Cleveland Friday is heart-wrenching for the families of all missing persons and an activist who has made it her life's work to help find them.

Human remains found in area where FBI searching near I-90 for missing Christina Adkins Human remains found in area where FBI searching near I-90 for missing Christina Adkins

Remains were found in the area where the FBI and Cleveland police are searching again Friday for Christina Adkins, who went missing in 1995.

Cleveland Police, FBI and cadaver dogs searching west side for body of Christina Adkins Cleveland Police, FBI and cadaver dogs searching west side for body of Christina Adkins

Cleveland police and the FBI searched on the city's west side for the body of Christina Adkins on Friday.

Search to continue for missing Akron teen Taylor Robinson Search to continue for missing Akron teen Taylor Robinson

Private investigators, volunteers and a tracking dog are searching a wooded area in Akron for 19-year-old Taylor Robinson who has been missing since May 4.

Mother of missing woman Taylor Robinson to speak at National Night Out event in Akron Mother of missing woman Taylor Robinson to speak at National Night Out event in Akron

National Night Out will take on a very personal meaning for a local family as they use the event as a platform to spread the word about their missing loved one.

Missing 44-year-old Solon woman last seen on Fourth of July Missing 44-year-old Solon woman last seen on Fourth of July

Solon police are asking for help finding a 44-year-old woman last seen on the Fourth of July.

Private eye releases suspect profile in disappearance of 19-year-old Akron woman Taylor Robinson Private eye releases suspect profile in disappearance of 19-year-old Akron woman Taylor Robinson

A private investigator is releasing a criminal profile of the type of person who could be involved in the disappearance of 19-year-old Taylor Robinson of Akron.

Cleveland police reports show most missing persons cases resolved quickly Cleveland police reports show most missing persons cases resolved quickly

High-profile cases, like the recent discovery of three murdered women in East Cleveland, have brought renewed attention to missing persons cases.