Ramiro Avila Jr.
Avila, approximately 2017
Date and time person was reported missing : 05/13/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 6'0, 200 - 220 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black short-sleeved blouse, a black skirt, black fishnet stockings, and black stiletto heels.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Avila is transgender; although born male, she identifies as female or gender-fluid, and uses the name Kimberly. Her other nickname is Junior. She was wearing gray contact lenses and a black wig at the time of her disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Avila was last seen in Brownsville, Texas at 2:40 a.m. on May 13, 2017. Relatives gave her a ride to the 1200 block of east Washington Street. She has never been heard from again.
Avila's relatives stated she had worked as a prostitute in downtown Brownsville for years, but would always return home at the end of the night. She did have a cellular phone with her, but since her disappearance her phone hasn't been active.
Because of her transgender status and the fact that she is a prostitute, and because of the lack of communication with her loved ones, Avila's family believes she may have come to harm. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Brownsville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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