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Jose was last seen leaving his family's residence in Stockton, California on August 2, 1981 at approximately 4:00 p.m. He told his parents that he was walking down the street from their home and would return in about two hours. Jose never arrived as scheduled and has not been heard from again.
Two suspects, Luis Pete Gagliasso and Manuel Sanchez Jr., were charged with Jose's murder in 1989. The men were both in their teens when Jose disappeared. The suspects were never brought to trial, however, and Jose has never been located.
At the time of his disappearance, Jose was a student at Franklin High School in Stockton. He played the cornet and wanted the join the school's jazz band. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department