Enrique Angel Medel
Enrique, approximate photo date 2011 Age-progression to age 18 (approximate photo date 2015)
Missing since: 03/17/2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type of missing case: Endangered Runaway
Date of Birth: 02/12/1997 (23)
Age at time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
Other characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Enrique's head was shaved at the time of his disappearance. He has the following tattoos: the words "Game Over" across his knuckles, his last name "Medel" on his abdomen, a skull and the phrase "fear no man" on his left shoulder, the initials FTW on the inside of his lower lip, and the initials MOB on his right shoulder. Enrique's nicknames are Curious and Ricky.
Details at time of disappearance: Enrique disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 17, 2011. He was last seen hanging out with friends near the corner of Zuni and Indiana Streets southeast. His uncle saw him there and told him to go home, but Enrique refused and said he was going to spend the night with friends who lived nearby. He has never been heard from again.
Prior to his disappearance, according to his mother, he had been "hanging around with the wrong people." He looked and acted older than his age and made friends that were several years older. His mother was a single parent and worked at a nightclub, and due to her work hours she wasn't able to closely supervise him. He had been expelled from his middle school for bringing a gun to campus.
Enrique's mother enrolled him in a local boxing club to try to keep him out of trouble, and considered sending him to live with relatives in Kansas City, Missouri, but Enrique disappeared before she could do this.
One of Enrique's friends, an eighteen-year-old boy, gave inconsistent statements about his disappearance, and it turned out he had some of his belongings, including Enrique's backpack and a rosary his grandfather had given him. Nothing came of this lead, however.
Enrique may still be in the local area. Although authorities believe he left of his own accord, his mother doesn't think he would have run away. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Albuquerque Police Department
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Polly Klaas Foundation
The Albuquerque Journal
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated April 13, 2018 details of disappearance updated.