Derrick James Tenorio
Tenorio, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 08/05/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 170 - 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved red t-shirt, black Dickie's pants and tan steel-toed lace-up Brahma work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Native American male. Dark brown hair. Tenorio has the word "KAOS" tattooed across his left knuckles. His hair was shaved short at the time of his disappearance. He is of Navajo descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tenorio was last seen in the Steamboat Standing Rock area of Steamboat, Arizona between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on August 5, 2011. He was walking towards Steamboat Hill to visit his girlfriend, but never arrived. He has never been heard from again.
Tenorio's family stated he wasn't affiliated with a gang at the time of his disappearance. He left behind two toddler children, and his girlfriend was pregnant with another when he disappeared. His family believes he met without foul play; they have heard he was badly beaten on the night he went missing. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Navajo Nation Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missing Persons of the 21 Pueblos
Facebook pageheader for Derrick Tenorio
The Navajo Times
Missing in Arizona
October 12, 2004. January 9, 2020; picture added.