Three High Desert Residents Remain Missing For Over a Year

HIGH DESERT, CA. – The circumstances of four missing High Desert residents have just as many differences as they do similarities but one thing that remains the same is all four vanished and remain missing. Although media quickly picked up the news in a couple of the cases, just as fast as they reported, the reporting stopped. Still, these families are left with little to no answers as to the whereabouts of their loved ones. 24/7 Headline News would like to showcase these missing people to better their chance of being recognized, providing the family with answers.


Krystie Stuart, now 31-years-old went missing on March 3, 2015. The day she went missing, her mother Virginia Stuart said that she went to a dentist appointment at Jess Ranch Dental. Krystie dealt with depression but stopped her medication with the help of her doctor. While at the dentist Krystie became clearly upset that the dentist was unable to perform the treatment because of a pre-existing medical condition. As she reached for her keys, she noticed they were missing, which caused additional distress in the already frazzled Krystie. The staff tried to help her find them but Krystie eventually chose to leave with spare keys she had with her.

Although Virginia described Krystie’s mood in the weeks leading up to her disappearance showing signs of increased depression she said her daughter never failed to call home to check in. On March 8, 2015, her truck was located in a desolate desert area of Apple Valley which raised additional questions. Virginia has not stopped searching, not a day goes by where she does not think about her missing daughter. Krystie is 5’8, around 107 pounds and she has waist-length light brown hair. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Krystie Stuart or any information pertinent to the case they are asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760)956-5001. If you would like to remain anonymous you can call in a tip to 858-212-7503 or you can email

Krystie Stuart


Latest Update: The vehicle belonging to Daniel Gallardo was located on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. There has been no information about the whereabouts of Gallardo. 

Daniel Octavio Gallardo, a 19-year-old Barstow man left his home to go work at a business in Truckee California. Gallardo first drove to the home of a family member, who lives in Reno Nevada. Gallardo went to the business with his cousin and was set to begin working for them on October 28, 2015.

Gallardo did not show up to work that day, causing concern for his family. He is a Hispanic man who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. Gallardo has a 2012 Nissan Altima that is white with California license plate 7NUA045. If anyone has seen Gallardo or has any information that is pertinent to the case they should contact the Barstow Police Department at 760-256-2211 or those wishing to remain anonymous can call WE-TIP at 1-800-782-7463.


Christina Bastain, a Silverado High School teacher went missing the day after a church Harvest Festival. After the festival, she went to the home with one of her friend’s to spend the night at her home. Bastain’s home was previously the target of a break in causing her to be scared to go back to her home. Denny said that her daughter kept a lot of her belongings in her truck after that incident and did not like to stay home alone.

At around 1:30 a.m. Bastain left her friend’s home with her dog, Coco and has not been seen or heard from since. Cheryl Denny, Bastain’s mother said that her daughter suffers from Bipolar Disorder and chose to discontinue her medication. With the help of her doctor, she was been weaned off. Denny said she feels as though the attempted break-in caused an emotional breakdown.

Clues came in during the day following her disappearance, but the findings caused more questions. Her vehicle, a truck just purchased weeks before her disappearance was located on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley. Denny said that the truck had a lot of scratches on both sides of it when located. Hours later several of her belongings were located near Lucerne Valley. Days later, on November 11th her backpack with her belongings inside, some important were located in Apple Valley approximately a mile north of Bear Valley and Central Roads.

Still,  Coco, her tan and white Maltipoo was missing. The community hoped that locating the small dog would help to give them an idea about where Bastain was. On November 23rd Denny was made aware that Coco was found on November 1st.

Denny said that there have been no new leads for a while. The most recent lead of her daughter being cited in Oregon turned out to not be Bastain. She is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170-180 pounds. Bastain has brown eyes and has strawberry blonde hair. Anyone with  information that may help locate Bastain should call the Apple Valley Police at (760)240-7400.



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