Alejandro Narciso Lago
Lago, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 11/17/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Miami Lakes, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/31/1957 (63)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black pullover shirt, blue jeans and boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lago's nickname is Alex. He has a tattoo of four roses on his right arm and a tattoo of the phrase "no love like the one of my mother" on his left arm. He was born in Cuba.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lago was last seen at his mother's home in Miami Lakes, Florida on November 17, 2001. He has never been heard from again. He is originally from Cuba and moved to the United States with his family in 1971. They lived in New Jersey.
Lago got into trouble with the law several times and spent a cumulative six and a half years in prison in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, he served a prison term for attempted murder after he shot a man who robbed him and his wife at knifepoint. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, but got time off for good behavior and served only four years.
When he finished his prison sentence in 1997, he was transferred to the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Most immigrants who are convicted of violent crimes get deported, but the United States didn't have diplomatic relations with Cuba at the time and Cuba refused to accept any of their deportees.
Instead, the INS was supposed to hold Lago for 90 days and determine whether he was a threat to society. They kept him in detention for three years and five months. Lago filed a federal lawsuit against the INS in 1999, while still in detention, and his attorney was able to persuade the review panel that he was not dangerous.
He was released in August 2001 and went to live with his wife and two teenAge at the time of disappearance: sons. He disappeared a few months later.
It's unclear whether Lago's disappearance had anything to do with his immigration situation. Little information is available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Miami-Dade Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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