Victor Lee Abeyta
Abeyta, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 05/05/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Grand Junction, Colorado
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/02/1950 (70)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'1, 170 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue coat, a white t-shirt, black jeans and white sneakers.
Medical conditions : Abeyta has mental health issues and may be violent.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Abeyta has numerous scars on his hands and fingers from working with a meat grinder. He has a partial denture plate on his bottom teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Abeyta was last seen in Grand Junction, Colorado on May 5, 1998. He worked at a butcher at a Safeway on Patterson Road at the time, but never picked up his last paycheck and has never been heard from again. He was last known to be living on the streets. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Grand Junction Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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