Vigil, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 07/11/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/11/1955 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'7, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An off-white shirt, Levi's jeans, maroon sneakers with gold stripes, a silver neck chain with a quarter-sized round happy face medallion, and a leather necklace with African beads.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown/green eyes. Vigil has a faded scar on his forehead, a small burn scar on his right arm and numerous small brown moles on his back. He had a full beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Vigil was last seen at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Highway 50, near the Bijou Street exit, in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 4:00 p.m. on July 11, 1980. He was hitchhiking to meet a friend in Fort Garland, Colorado, over 130 miles away. He never arrived and has never been heard from again.
When he went missing, Vigil was carrying a green backpack with a leather bottom and a rust-colored nylon wallet manufactured by Rainbow Co. He may have had a ticket from a Colorado Springs pawnshop inside his wallet.
Vigil was a college student at the time of his disappearance, majoring in Spanish. Few details are available in his case, but foul play is suspected.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. December 12, 2010; two pictures added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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