Erik Thomas Ruiz
Ruiz, approximate photo date 2011
Missing since: 01/13/2011
Carbon Hill, Alabama
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Age at time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight: 5'9 - 5'11, 215 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A black jacket and jeans.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Details at time of disappearance: Ruiz was last seen in Carbon Hill, Alabama on January 13, 2011. He saw his girlfriend that day and gave her money to put minutes on his cellular phone and buy things at the grocery store. He has never been heard from again.
Several days after his disappearance, two hunters found his phone in a wooded area in Marion County, Alabama. Other items belonging to him were found in Lamar County, Alabama.
It's uncharacteristic of Ruiz to leave without warning. His girlfriend was six months pregnant with his son at the time of his disappearance, and his family said he was excited about becoming a father.
Investigators stated they had a person of interest in his case, someone who dropped out of sight at the same time Ruiz did but was not reported missing. Foul play is suspected in Ruiz's disappearance, which remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Carbon Hill Police Department
Other information: Alabama Department of Public Safety
WBRC Fox 6
The Daily Mountain Eagle
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated August 25, 2011