Ponce, approximately 2013
Date reported missing : 05/13/2013
Missing location (approx) :
Rancho Cordova, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/03/1991 (30)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A short-sleeved burgundy polo shirt and dark-colored jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ponce has the following tattoos: the letter P on his left forearm, the name "Maria" and praying hands on his right forearm, his last name "Ponce" on his upper back, a portrait of his father on his chest, and four stars with the letters V, M, N and H on his right shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ponce was last seen leaving his home on Laurelhurst Drive in Rancho Cordova, California on May 13, 2013. He told relatives he was going to meet some people in Woodland, California, 35 miles away, but his family doesn't know who he was meeting. He has never been heard from again.
At the time of his disappearance, Ponce was on parole. In addition to being listed as a missing person, he's also wanted for parole violation. It's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning, and police consider his disappearance mysterious. His case remains unsolved.
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Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers
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