The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying alleged victims of convicted killer Curtis Dean Anderson, who died while serving his prison term on December 9, 2007.
Anderson was convicted and sentenced to over 300 years in prison for the 1999 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Xiana Fairchild in Vallejo, California, and other crimes. He was captured after one of his kidnap victims, then 9-year-old Midsi Sanchez, was able to escape.
Anderson was interviewed by FBI agents in November 2007, and he confessed to murdering eight victims in the United States, which includes Fairchild and 7-year-old Amber Swartz-Garcia of Pinole, California, in 1988. Anderson also confessed to two murders in Mexico but did not provide any information on those victims.
The following is a list of the stateside victims’ descriptions by Anderson in chronological order:
Victim #1 was described as a female in her late teens/early 20s. Anderson allegedly met and killed her and disposed of her body near a local swimming hole in Marysville, California. She was a “runaway.”
Victim #2 was a young female hitchhiker in her late teens, whom Anderson claimed he picked up on a road near the northeast side of Clearlake a few days after the death of Victim #1.
Victim #3 was a female who was in her late teens. She was also residing in the Marysville area and was possibly a runaway from Oregon. Anderson claimed to have killed her in early 1985. Anderson allegedly disposed of Victims #2 and #3 near the Ballard’s Bar Dam close to Dobbins, California.
Victim #4 was approximately 21 years old. She was a light-skinned black female whom Anderson met in a bar frequented by African-Americans located in the East Bay, off Interstate-80 on San Pablo Avenue. He claims this occurred about 10 days after he was paroled from San Quentin State Prison. Anderson allegedly killed the victim and disposed of her body in the Oakland hills.
Victim #5 was Amber Swartz-Garcia. Anderson said Swartz-Garcia was standing on a street in Pinole, California, when he drove up to where she was standing, opened his car door, and physically forced her into his car. He eventually murdered her in Arizona and disposed of her body around Benson, Arizona, in the desert off of Interstate-10 sometime in mid-1988.
Victim #6 was allegedly a Navajo Indian woman who was approximately 23 to 24 years old. Anderson claimed he picked her up near 5th or 6th Street in Benicia, California, coming out of a bar in either 1988 or 1989. He said that he killed his victim in the desert somewhere near Benson, Arizona.
Victim #7 was in her early 20s. She was a black and Hispanic female whom Anderson described as going by the name “Rosie.” Anderson allegedly met the victim at The Bears bar, which he described as being frequented by Hispanics. This bar was located under Highway 87 in San Jose, California, near a bowling alley.
Anderson claimed this victim had noticeable “junkie tracks” on her arms, and he killed her by strangulation. He allegedly disposed of her body less than five miles off the Ben Lomand turnoff near Santa Cruz, California, approximately 300 yards past a water retention pond behind a locked gate.
During this incident, Anderson stated he had been driving a black Toyota truck from his “Parts Company.” He claimed this occurred around February or March 1997.
Victim #8 was Xiana Fairchild, who disappeared on December 9, 1999. Her skull was found in early 2001 in an unincorporated area of Los Gatos in Santa Clara County.
If the public has any information regarding the identity of the alleged victims, please call the FBI San Francisco tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). All calls are confidential and tips can be left anonymously.