Contreras, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 03/09/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Los Angeles, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 212 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A beige sweater, a maroon and white shirt, blue khaki pants, orange sneakers and a plastic ID bEthnicity : let with his name and address.
Medical conditions : Contreras is mentally disabled; he has the capacity of a two-year-old. He is otherwise generally healthy.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Contreras speaks only Spanish. His nickname is Tortillas.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Contreras was found wandering the streets of Camarillo, California on August 2, 1997. He knew his name and said he had five brothers, but he could give no other identifying information about himself.
He was placed in a nursing home, the Fountain Gardens in the 2200 block of south Santa Ana Boulevard in southeast Los Angeles, California, while officials tried to determine who he was. His identity was still unconfirmed when he vanished.
Contreras was last seen by the nursing staff at the facility where he resided. He disappeared at approximately 2:15 p.m. on March 9, 1998, seven months after he was found in Caramillo. He has never been heard from again. He may be a patient in a hospital or in another nursing home. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2004. December 17, 2019; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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