Adriana Lisette Rojas
Adriana, approximately 1996; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression at Age at the time of disappearance: 33 (approximately 2011)
Date reported missing : 05/07/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Rowland Heights, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/23/1978 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A pink top and white shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Adriana may dye her hair blonde. She has a mole on her left hand and a light-colored birthmark on her left leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Adriana was last seen in Rowland Heights, California just before noon on May 7, 1996. She called her mother at work and said she was going to rest at their apartment on Greencastle Avenue before attending her evening class.
Her older brother later heard the front door slam and discovered his sister was missing and she had left a half-eaten sandwich and her purse, money, backpack and pageheaderr. She has never been heard from again.
Adriana was a senior at Rowland High School when she disappeared. She ran away previously and took many personal belongings, including the drapes, but when she went missing in May 1996 she took nothing with her.
Adriana's mother stated her daughter had been acting oddly prior to her disappearance and did not order a cap and gown for her upcoming graduation. She believes Adriana ran away from home. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance remain unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Childquest International Inc.
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
Pasadena Star News
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Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. December 9, 2012; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.