Bustamante, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 05/24/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored shirt and light-colored printed board shorts.
Medical conditions : Bustamante suffers from schizophrenia and requires daily medication to control his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Bustamante is of Filipino descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bustamante was last seen in the Kailua area in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 24, 2011. He was homeless at the time, but his father would bring him meals every day. He has never been heard from again.
Bustamante was placed in foster care right after birth and was later adopted by his foster parents. His behavior began to change when he was in his late teens and eventually he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and went to live in a group home.
He eventually decided to live on the streets, but he kept in regular touch with his parents up until his disappearance. His parents describe him as a quiet person who enjoys being alone. Due to Bustamante's mental illness, there is grave concern for his safety. His case remains unsolved.
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