Barela, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 01/11/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/17/1960 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 235 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white dress shirt, gray pants, black boots and a gold nugget ring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Black hair, black eyes. Barela's nickname is Tony. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm of an eagle similar to the eagle on the Mexican flag, cupped by a half-wreath of leaves with the words "Mi Vida" underneath.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Barela was last seen at his home in Chino, California at 1:00 a.m. January 11, 2001. He left home, possibly to go to Long Beach or Compton, California, and never returned. He has never been heard from again. On March 13, two and a half months later, his car was found abandoned in Los Angeles, California. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Chino Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. February 4, 2013; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.