Gustavo Baldovi Valdovinos
Valdovinos, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 07/11/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/15/1982 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'5, 145 - 155 pounds
Medical conditions : Valdovinos is an alcoholic. Just prior to his disappearance, he had decided to go into treatment.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Valdovinos's nickname is Gus.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Valdovinos was last seen at his maternal aunt's home on Houston Street in Tyler, Texas on July 11, 2012. He told his family he was an alcoholic and had decided to go into treatment, and he left with a man who promised to get him some help.
When Valdovinos left his aunt's house, he was accompanied by a Caucasian male and two Caucasian females driving a white Chevrolet Z71 or Silverado pickup truck. He has never been heard from again. Although he has dropped out of sight for days at a time before, he's never gone for this long without getting in touch with his family. He was reported missing on July 14.Â His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. September 9, 2019; Medical conditions : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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