Godofredo R. Masangya
Masangya, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 09/14/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Chula Vista, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/02/1926 (95)
Age at the time of disappearance: 79 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white jacket with a Los Angeles Lakers logo on the back; a white shirt; beige, green or cream-colored pants; white socks; white sandals and a white canvas hat.
Medical conditions : Masangya has diabetes and is in need of medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. White hair, brown eyes. Masangya is of Filipino descent. His nickname is Fred. He wears a full set of dentures. He has dark-colored spots on his face and a surgical scar on his chest. He is a native of the Philippines.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Masangya was last seen at his residence in the vicinity of the 1100 block of Santa Olivia Road, near Telegraph Canyon Road, in Chula Vista, California. At 4:30 p.m. on September 14, 2005, he left his home after telling family members he was going to walk to the bus stop and take a bus to his bank at 3rd and H Streets. Masangya never returned home and has never been heard from again. There has been no activity on his bank accounts since his disappearance.
Masangya worked as a teacher when he lived in the Philippines. He is described as an active, alert man and often utilized public transportation prior to his disappearance. Foul play is not suspected in his case, but it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Chula Vista Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Chula Vista Police Department
The San Diego Union-Tribune
California Attorney General's Office
October 12, 2004. May 20, 2009; picture added, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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