San Diego woman goes missing driving to pick her children up from church FOUND

UPDATE 8/3/17 – Crystal was found in Tijuana, Mexico.  Her husband Jonathan told CBS News 8,”All she could tell me is leaving the plasma center and trying to get on the 8 and then a bright flash and next thing you know she’s walking down to the highway and she sees a sign that says Rosarita all she could think of was getting home,” he said. Eventually, Crystal walked from Rosaria to Tijuana and was found by a family sitting alone on the sidewalk in Tijuana.

She was transported from the San Ysidro border to Sharp Hospital.  Jonathan was reunited with her there.

 


Original story: Crystal Chappell went missing from San Diego, Calif. on Sunday, July 30, 2017.  She was last know to be driving to Mission Valley an area in central San Diego to pick up her two children from church.  Her husband, Jonathan Chappell talked to her on the phone before she was going to the church.  Later, when she didn’t arrive he called her but she never answered the phone.

The phone last pinged near I-805 South, which is in the opposite direction of where she would have been heading.  I-5 South and I-805 South head towards the San Ysidro border that goes into Mexico.  Jonathan told 10News he was worried that his wife may have been kidnapped or carjacked.

Chappell also told 10News his wife’s medical needs have him worrying even more.

“She has obstructive sleep apnea, which means when she sleeps she stops breathing in the middle of the night. She has a BiPAP machine with oxygen; she’s supposed to have her oxygen at night as well. She doesn’t have any of that with her,” Chappell said.

Crystal is 5’3″ tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes.  She was wearing a pink and black striped top with pink and black plaid leggings.  She was driving a 2001 Mercury Cougar with Calif plates DP122NW that has not been located.

Jonathan Chappell

If you have any information to her whereabouts, please call the San Diego Police Dept.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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