(Above photo credit: Salt Lake City Police Department website)
From the Salt Lake City Police Department website- Cold Cases section:
Victim: Christine Gallegos
Cold Case Type: Homicide
Occurrence Date: 1985-05-15
Victim Age: 15
Victim Gender: Female
Synopsis: This victim was found in the roadway at 1384 Jefferson Street at 3:50 a.m. The victim had been shot and stabbed. It was very obvious to detectives that the victim had struggled with the suspect before she was shot and stabbed. Evidence has been collected that could lead to the identity of the suspect if information comes forward. The amount of gunshots and stabbed wounds as well as placement is being withheld for investigative reasons. This case is open and Salt Lake City Police Department is seeking information.
Address of Offense: 1384 Jefferson Street
Case Number: 1985-42406
Admin Note #1: According to the Salt Lake City Police Department website, if you have information regarding this case, you are asked to call (801) 799-3000 and ask for a Homicide Investigator. If you'd like to remain anonymous, you can also text or submit an online crime tip: www.slcpd.com/resources/submit-a-tip/
Admin Note #2: If you have any (news-related) updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form
Thoughts? You'd think the brutal and tragic murder of a 15-year-old girl would generate headlines but sadly I've found limited additional information online about Christine's case. Hopefully by posting here, we can give her case at least a little more attention.
Post by HeadMarshal on Oct 12, 2018 11:21:05 GMT -5
According to Newslibrary archives, in 2005, authorities took DNA samples from "an associate of a convicted murderer" in connection with the Christine Gallegos murder. There doesn't seem to be any further updates since then but it makes sense if this is a case of waiting for enough evidence before making an indictment.
EDIT: According to 1989 and 1993 Newslibrary articles, some investigators believed Christine and four other people were killed during the mid 1980's by a local street gang, not a "Ted Bundy type of killer".