Amy Ortega Lopez
Lopez, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 11/30/2003
Missing location (approx) :
King City, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/05/1985 (36)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lopez has a tattoo of "1 F" on her left ankle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lopez was last seen in King City, California on November 30, 2003. She went to work at a Subway sandwich shop, then disappeared on the street afterwards. She had moved away from her family's residence in September 2003 but maintained close contact with them. They did not report her missing until December 31.
Investigators believe Lopez was murdered in King City sometime in mid-December; several informants came forward and said they had seen her body in King City. Police went to the place where the body allegedly was. It had apparently been moved by then, but they were able to gather enough evidence to prove a crime had been committed there.
Lopez is also wanted by the police for probation violation; she was on probation for check fraud at the time that she vanished. She is not thought to have disappeared as a result of that, however. Her case is being investigated as a probable homicide.
Other information and links : ncy
Monterey County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The King City Rustler
The San Jose Mercury News
October 12, 2004. May 8, 2005; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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