Dilver Maldonado Dearcia
Dilver, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 05/23/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Pima County, Arizona
Missing classification : Migrant
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 145 - 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray long-sleeved t-shirt, black or navy blue pants, white low-cut socks and black sneakers with white soles and a "Booster" logo on the heel. Carrying a black bookbag containing his school credentials and Mexican birth certificate.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Dilver has a dark-colored birthmark, about one by two and a half inches in size, on the left side of his neck. He has an appendectomy scar on his abdomen and his left ear is pierced, but he wasn't wearing an earring at the time of his disappearance. He also has a scar on the top of his head, hidden in his hear, from where he hit his head on a concrete block as a child. His grandmother sewed up the wound.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dilver was last seen on May 23, 2012. He and a group of others were illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States.
The group was stopped by the Border Patrol near in the Altar Valley area in Pima County, Arizona and they all scattered. Dilver disappeared and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner
September 2021 updates and sources
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