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Seeking Information

Authorities would like to speak with anyone who may have information concerning the murder or abduction victims, Charles and Jennifer Chia, at or near the Timber Hills apartment complex in Southwest Reno, Nevada on October 18, 1989.

 

THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE CRIME

At approximately 3:20pm on October 18, 1989, Charles and Jennifer Chia, juveniles, exited their school bus near their residence in the Timber Hills apartment complex in Southwest Reno, Nevada. After exiting the bus they walked across the street with a friend and were last seen walking toward their apartment. Charles Chia, at the time 8 years old with black hair, was wearing a long-sleeve white shirt, a blue pullover, blue jeans and was carrying a dark blue and red backpack. Jennifer Chia, at the time 6 years old with black hair, was wearing a white dress with black dots, white socks, light green shoes and was carrying both a blue tote bag and a "Miss Piggy" lunch pail.

On July 25, 1990 the skeletal remains of Charles and Jennifer Chia were discovered in a shallow grave next to Highway 70 in Plumas County, California, which is approximately 50 miles from Reno, Nevada.

Photograph of Victim Charles Chia
Charles Chia

Photograph of Victim Jennifer Chia
Jennifer Chia

Victims (Deceased)

Authorities are also interested in any information that could confirm the possible sighting of Charles and Jennifer Chia in the Northern Nevada area, or in Sierraville or Loyalton, California.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.

Louis Freeh
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
 


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