Trista Ann Bultema
Bultema, approximately 1999
Date reported missing : 05/16/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/20/1971 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1, 120 pounds
Medical conditions : Bultema has a history of suicide attempts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Bultema has scars on her left elbow, and her left calf muscle is missing. She has previously fractured her jaw and has numerous prior fractures to her left leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bultema was last seen in Hazel Crest, Illinois on May 16, 1999. She was with her boyfriend at the time of her disappearance. She has never been heard from again. Bultema was reportedly in an abusive relationship at the time of her disappearance. Few details are available in her case.
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Oak Lawn Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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