Dentist Under Indictment Stabbed By Assault VictimAP , Associated Press
Sep. 28, 1987 5:45 PM ET
KINGMAN, ARIZ. KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) _ A dentist under indictment for sex offenses was killed during a struggle with a 16-year-old girl he allegedly abducted and attacked, the Mohave County Sheriff's Department said.
The body of Dr. Gregory Christensen, 31, of Bullhead City, was found Sunday next to his car, which was parked near a dirt road off U.S. 93 about 35 miles southeast of Kingman, said Chief Deputy Dave Mullen.
Christensen had been stabbed in the leg and apparently bled to death, Mullen said.
Authorities said Christensen had been freed on his own recognizance after being indicted in two sex cases last year. The indictments accused him with the knife-point abductions and assaults of a teen-aged girl and a 20-year-old woman.
The 16-year-old girl, whose identity was not released, told investigators that she accepted a ride with Christensen on Sunday in Kingman. She said she was abducted and sexually assaulted and that her assailant threatened to kill her, Mullen said.
The girl said she struggled with Christensen, managed to gain control of his knife, stabbed him in the leg and ran, said Mullen.
Authorities said Christensen was arrested on April 15, 1986 for investigation of kidnapping and aggravated assault in two cases earlier that month.
Bullhead City police Sgt. Tony Rupple said Christensen was released on his own recognizance after being indicted in May 1986 in the two April 1986 cases. He was scheduled for trial within the next two months although no exact date had been set.
Christensen worked at Valley Dental Associates in Bullhead City. A secretary there, who would not give her name, said Monday that ''everyone in this office declines comment on Mr. Christensen's case.''