Missing Luis Angel Sanchez new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Luis Angel Sanchez

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 6, 2001 from Tracy, California

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: October 21, 1997 Age at disappearance: 3 years old

Weight and Height: 3'4, 40 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Luis resided with his mother, Katherine Elizabeth "Kitty" Sanchez and her former boyfriend, William Christopher Krumlinde, in Tracy, California. Photos of Katherine and Krumlinde are posted below this case summary. Luis was last seen on June 6, 2001. Authorities believe he was staying in room 26 of the Hacienda Inn motel in the 600 block of west 11th Street in Tracy with the couple.
Luis has never been heard from again. His family members reported his disappearance to authorities in July 2002. It is not clear why his relatives waited more than one year before contacting law enforcement officials.
Authorities determined that Luis was a victim of homicide and charged Krumlinde with his murder on July 22, 2002. Investigators allege that Krumlinde killed Luis inside their motel room, then buried the child in a nearby field. Katherine was charged with child abuse/endangerment. Authorities believe that she assisted Krumlinde with Luis's burial. Katherine told investigators that she was intoxicated at the time and could not remember the exact location of her son's body. She and Krumlinde were also charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. Katherine resided in Manteca, California and Krumlinde lived in Hayward, California at the time of their arrests. Authorities allege that the couple kept Luis's death a secret until his disappearance was reported.

Katherine pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder; she admitted helping Krumlinde dispose of Luis's remains after the child was killed. Krumlinde pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and causing great bodily injury to a child and was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Luis has never been located.

Left: Katherine Sanchez;
Right: Krumlinde, approximate date 2002