Episode Twenty-Three: Anna Christian Waters

Episode Twenty-Three: Anna Christian Waters

On January 16 1973, Anna Christian Waters returned home on the school bus as she did normally. She went outside in her too big rubber boots to play in the mud puddles but had returned near the door to talk with her pet cats. After 15 minutes had passed without Anna's mother hearing her, she goes looking. Anna has disappeared. Initial fears was that she had drown in the nearby flooded creek but there was no sign after an extensive search. Anna was never seen again.

A month prior to her disappearance, Anna and her older brothers were approached by a couple in a car who tried to encourage Anna to get into their car. Anna and her brothers were scared and ran home. It is not known if they ever told their mother and step-father of the incident. And Anna's brother only remembers the incident 30 years later.

But this isn't the strangest part of the story. When Anna was just a newborn, her father, George starts a relationship with a man who called himself "George Brody". After a series of paranoid events, including Brody claiming Anna was the reincarnation of a woman he once lived with and insisting that Anna's name be changed to match his numerologically, Anna's parents divorce before her first birthday.

Did Anna drown in the creek that day? Did the couple in the car return and abduct her? Is her father and his mentor responsible?

Some of our research

The extensive Websleuths threads

The Charley Project

Michaele's book 

Timeline: The Kidnapping of June Robles

Timeline: The Kidnapping of June Robles

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