Christopher Wilder Victim Identified

on February 2, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

The unidentified body of a 15-year-old girl, suspected to be a victim of Christopher Wilder, has been identified after almost three decades. DNA confirmed that they are the remains of Colleen Orsborn, who disappeared from Daytona Beach on March 15, 1984.

Wilder was in town the day she disappeared.

The remains were previously ruled not do by Orsborn based upon physical exam, but DNA established otherwise.

Wilder died on April 13, 1984 during a struggle with police.

3 Comments

  • pam says:

    He tried to get me in utah but didnt succeed. Guess I was lucky and Im glad he’s dead.

  • FBI man, says:

    HE WAS A BRUTAL SEXUAL SADIST.

  • shane kurz sia says:

    Hi,
    My name is shane kurz sia. I met Wilder in Lockport, ny in summer of 1983. My girlfriend and i had decided to put on a yard sale at my house which was in town proper. A lot of people were having yard sales on our street and in town-so it looked like a good time. Wilder pulled up in his car, got out and casually walked up to us and started chatting. He gave us almost immediately his business card-that said he was a professional photographer-did modeling portfolios for aspiring models. He was very nice, charming and even went back to his car to get his album of models(woen) he said he’d done. I recognized Elizabeth Kenyon-and he told us who she was. He said he was her friend and a friend of the family and had gone to the Kenyon’s Store to visit that day-the store was just a block away from me. Everyone in town knew the Kenyon family-really nice family-they had a summer home in Lockport. Anyway-in 1983 of course, Wilder was not “known’ to the average person and even the kenyon family liked and trusted him. We declined his offer to do a portfolio for us, and he was cool about that. he seemed to be interested in a nearby yard sale that was selling cameras-and went on his way. it was about 10 months later he went on his killing spre. Imagine our shocj when it hit the news and we saw who we had talked to(for about 20 min.!), and how we had escaped being a potential possible victim of his!
    On April 28th, 2014, we had breaking news here in WNY about the ID of a girl’s body that had been found in Oct. 1983. They figure she had been dead since July 1983. Found her in a wildlife preserve not far from where i live now. For 31 years she went as a Jane Doe-now DNA database id’d her a sShari Lynne Ball of West Palm Beach, Florida-who’d disappeared with a man in Boynton beach Florida in 1983-who was taking her to NY for a modeling job! I immediately suspected Christopher Wilder! It all fir his MO!
    Now, fast forward. I contacted NYS Police in batavia, ny who are handling this cold case of Shari Lynne Ball-and they interviewed me and my friend about our encounter with Christopher Wilder in summer of 1983. Sadly, we could not give the detective an exact date we aw him at our yard sale but think it was definitely in the summer.
    Now, we are working hard to conect Wilder to Shari Lynne Ball and her leaving Florida-and his leaving Florida, at the same time! Tough though, 31 years have passed and anyone alive who may have seen the two together on their way up to wny-are no longer around and some not alive!
    Eliabeth Kenyon’s body was never found. I’ve read about Wilder putting a lot of his victims in canals/water reas-where they would decompose quicker-likely. Wilder lived near a canal at his home in Boynton beach. Fl. Likely, he put many, including Elizabeth Kenyon’s body-in that canal area. Police did find bones in and around his property-but none id’d as Kenyon.
    So sad. Anyway-i’m trying my best to help State Police just do one thing: Connect Wilder with Shari Lynne Ball.! So close but so far away!
    I have a Facebook page: Who killed Shari Lynne Ball. My hopes are the many women out there like me who met Wilder and had narrow escapes and close calls like i did-may be of help. Can place him in a certain area around the time of Shari Lynne Ball’s disappearance.
    Thanks for listening-and visit my FB page!

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