Ramstein Air Base officials and local German authorities were searching Tuesday for an airman’s wife and the couple’s two daughters who were reported missing a day earlier.
Police were looking for 39-year-old Christine Staggs, her 12-year-old daughter, Vivian, and her 3-year-old daughter, Savanna.
Police were also searching for the family’s 1996 green Jeep Cherokee with license plate number AD-CB-403. On the back of the vehicle was a bumper sticker that read, “Bad Ass Fire Rescue.”
Christine Staggs is the wife of a U.S. airman whose name was not released. The airman reported his family missing, said Heather Miller, a spokeswoman for the 86th Airlift Wing’s public affairs office.
The Staggs family lives on the base. Christine Staggs and the two girls were last seen there Monday.
Christine Staggs is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 200 pounds with short, dark-blonde hair and blue eyes. She also wears glasses. Her daughters both have blond hair and blue eyes.
All three were believed to be wearing blue jeans; the mother a dark blue, long-sleeved blouse and the two daughters light-colored, short-sleeved shirts.
Miller said members of the 569th Security Forces Police Squadron and German police were searching the Kaiserslautern area for the missing persons. Troops, dog teams and helicopters were being used in the search, she said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact their local military or German police.