Where Is Christie Wilson?

This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," October 11, 2005, that has been edited for clarity.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: A desperate search is under way right now for the daughter of a California police detective. No one has heard from 27-year-old Christie Wilson since she left for a night out at a casino on October 4. Her car was found in the casino parking lot, but where is she?

Joining me live in Sacramento is Lieutenant George Malim of the Placer County Sheriff's Department. Welcome, Lieutenant.


VAN SUSTEREN: Lieutenant, she went to see her boyfriend on the night of the 4th, is that right?

MALIM: Actually, she had been staying with him, we believe, for about two weeks prior to the last time she was seen.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. When did he last see her? What does he report about last seeing her?

MALIM: In the afternoon on Tuesday the 4th, he last saw her at his apartment. He went to his father's house for dinner. She decided to stay behind. And little later, after he was at his father's, she left him a voice-mail on his cell phone, stating that she was going to go out to the Thunder Valley Casino. And then later on that evening, close to about 11:00 or 11:15 or so, she had left him another voice-mail stating that she was going to be leaving the casino shortly.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Now, he's not a suspect in her disappearance, is that right?

MALIM: No, not at this time.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Now, had she ever gone to that casino before, if you know?

MALIM: Yes, we believe that she's been there before, and with the boyfriend in the past.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did you go back and look at any of the surveillance video at the casino?

MALIM: Yes. We've reviewed a lot of surveillance tape from the casino. And what we discovered to this point was that about 1:15 on Wednesday morning the 5th, we see her walking out of the casino and into the parking lot area with a male. And we've been able to identify...

VAN SUSTEREN: You have been or you have not been?

MALIM: We have been able to identify that male. He is a person of interest. We have interviewed him. However, at this point, that's kind of where it stays. We're obviously following up on leads, and on what he told us also.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, what did he say when he walked out of the casino? What does he say happened?

MALIM: His statement was that's the last time he saw her. He went to his car. She went to her car or walked away or went back in the casino, and that's the last time that he saw her.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did he say he walked her to her car?

MALIM: No. They just walked out towards where his car was parked, and that at that point, he didn't see her again. She said she forgot something in the casino and went in. And that's the last he saw of her. He went home.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Did the video show her going back into — the video, the surveillance video, to corroborate his statement that she said that she had something to go back into the casino for?

MALIM: At this point, no, we haven't been able to locate any of that. And we do have video of her car also, and she is never seen going to her car. And it sits there until her boyfriend discovers it on Thursday.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. So it's pretty plain she didn't get into her car and drive off, if her car is there.

MALIM: Correct.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Now, the video that you do have of her leaving the casino — how far can you see the two of them walk together?

MALIM: They go into the parking lot probably about 50 yards or so, and then because it's nighttime and the incoming cars and the cars moving around, as well as the diffuse lighting in the parking lot, they kind of disappear. And we haven't been able to determine, at this point, if she had gotten in the car with him or what direction she went in.

VAN SUSTEREN: And this is about 1:30, is that right, sir?

MALIM: About 1:15 on Wednesday morning.

VAN SUSTEREN: Then where did he say that he went after he said good night to her?

MALIM: That he went straight home.

VAN SUSTEREN: Does he live with anyone?

MALIM: He is married, and he lives in Placer County.

VAN SUSTEREN: Have you talked to his wife?

MALIM: Yes, we have talked to her. And at this point, we've gotten some basic information from her.

VAN SUSTEREN: Does she say that he came home any time shortly after 1:15, to corroborate that he went home?

MALIM: She states he did come that evening. They had a conversation, but she's not quite sure what time, but it was in the morning sometime.

VAN SUSTEREN: How far does he live from the casino?

MALIM: About 30 miles.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did she give you any indication whether it was daylight or dark when he returned home?

MALIM: She believes it was sometime during the darkness hours, you know, up until sunrise.

VAN SUSTEREN: Does Christie know him, or does he know Christie?

MALIM: At this point in the investigation, we believe that, no, they do not know each other, and it appears from the video that they met each other at the casino that night.

VAN SUSTEREN: Have you seized his car and given it a full examination, a forensic exam?

MALIM: We have done that, yes.

VAN SUSTEREN: Anything peculiar, sir?

MALIM: Nothing right now. Obviously, the stuff is getting sent to the crime lab to evaluate.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Well, if anyone has seen Christie Wilson, we've put her picture up, we want that person to call you immediately. Thank you, Lieutenant.

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