Donald Marcelino Alvarez-Vallecillo
Alvarez-Vallecillo, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 05/24/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Monica, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/09/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, a black leather jacket, blue or gray jeans, and sneakers
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Alvarez-Vallecillo had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has a scar on his leg from where a tumor was removed, and an oval scar on his forehead above his left eye that resembles a burn. He may use the alias names Jose Francisco Cardoza, Donald Cruz and/or Jose Francisco Vallecillo.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alvarez-Vallecillo was temporarily living with his niece in Santa Monica, California in May 1994. He was last seen sometime during the final week of that month.
Alvarez-Vallecillo was accompanied by two unidentified Hispanic men, one of whom was his former roommate, at the time. The group was traveling in a red lifted Toyota pickup truck with an attached white California license plate. He told his niece he would return to her residence during the evening hours.
Alvarez-Vallecillo has never been heard from again. His niece did not report him missing until March 2003. He may have returned to his native Nicaragua. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Monica Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Santa Monica Police Department
The Doe Network
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. April 11, 2019; date of disappearance corrected, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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