Santana Ornelas Jr.
Ornelas, approximately 1990; Age when reported missing: 40 (approximately 2006)
Date reported missing : 04/01/1990
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/17/1966 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'9, 140 - 175 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ornelas's nickname is Junior.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ornelas was last seen in Novato, California on April 1, 1990. He packed his belongings, left home and has never been heard from again.Â Ornelas charged with robbery in 1989, while he was a student at Marin Junior College. He missed a court date after his disappearance and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Authorities thought at the time that he was hiding in the Colfax, California area.
Ornelas is no longer wanted for any crimes, as the statute of limitations has run out. His family is anxious to find him because his father needs a kidney transplant and they think Ornelas could be a match. He may be living under a new name and Social Security number. His case remains unsolved.
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Novato Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. September 14, 2013; four pictures added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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