Circumstances of Disappearance:
Modafferi was last seen at the Crocker Galleria Mall in the downtown financial district of San Francisco, California on June 23, 1997. She had just finished her shift at Spinelli's Coffee Shop. She had clocked out at 15.00, but was seen 45 minutes later on the second floor of the Galleria walking with a blonde woman carrying a backpack. That was the last time she was seen. Earlier, Kristen had asked a coworker for directions to Baker Beach, which is next to Land's End Beach. With the help of a bloodhound, police went to Land's End Beach where Kristen's scent was picked up and lost at the water's edge. They also traced her scent in the Crocker Galleria and lost it at the bus stop. She regularly used public transportation and traveled by
BART to and from the East Bay. She never returned to the house
she was renting in the 200 block of Jayne Avenue in
Oakland. Her case remains unsolved.