Tina Ann Velasco
Velasco, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 01/18/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/04/1974 (46)
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 158 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Velasco may use the last names Cruz, Raby and/or Regalado. She has a tattoo of the cartoon character Tweety Bird somewhere on her body, a tattoo of a sun on her upper left arm, tattoos on her ankles and a tattoo of the name "JOEL" with a deck of cards on the front of her shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Velasco's family last heard from her on January 18, 2011. She was living in Houston, Texas at the time and may have been homeless. She usually called her mother every other month and on holidays, but her family never heard from her again after mid-January 2011.
Velasco may be with an adult male companion named John Castillo. She may still be in the local area. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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