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Missing Winter Haven college student wanted locks changed

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- There's new information in the case of a missing Winter Haven college student.

Christina Voltaire disappeared from her apartment, where she'd been studying Nuclear Medicine and having a cup of tea, in January of 2011. The 22-year-old lived alone.

Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester told a producer for a TV show the news during a recent interview. He says the same day Christina went missing she'd asked her apartment manager to have the locks changed in her unit.

Hester says, "They had not completed the work, but that was sometime around 10 o'clock that morning that she'd went to the office and requested that."

Christina's father was clearly stunned by the news and said, "I've never heard about that."

Her neighbor and good friend, Charles Gilles, borrowed her car that evening, but says when he returned she was gone. She'd left her car and purse behind. He said back then, "It's no way in the world somebody can just vanish like that."

Police consider her endangered and have spoken with the brother of Charles Gilles. Police say Dieuseul Gilles once dated Christina and they originally thought she could be traveling with him.

Click here to watch previous stories about the case.

But Christina's father maintained that she would never abandon her studies at Keiser University in Lakeland. She moved to the United States from Haiti as a teen and was on a mission to make a good living so she could bring her mother and siblings here.

Jean Voltaire says she wasn't having any problems at school, but he does say she had one critical decision to make in her personal life. "She had to choose between Dieuseul and this guy that borrowed her car."

But Charles claims he and Christina were never a couple.

Meanwhile, Dieuseul's attorney, Bryon Hileman, has maintained that his client was in Miami with his new girlfriend and their child when Christina went missing. 

Both brothers say they did not have keys to Christina's apartment.

You can watch the entire segment about Christina Voltaire on "Find Our Missing" which airs on TV One on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

10 News Weekend Anchor Tammie Fields participated in the segment.


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