Neria, approximately 2016
Date and time person was reported missing : 04/25/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 77 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'4, 110 - 130 pounds
Medical conditions : Neria suffers from dementia. He was diagnosed with skin cancer shortly before his disappearance and had part of his nose removed as a result.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Part of Neria's nose was amputated due to cancer.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Neria was last seen at the Salvation Army shelter in the 800 block of east 11th Street in Odessa, Texas on April 25, 2016.
He had lived as a homeless person in the area for years and had no family locally; his closest relatives live in El Paso, Texas, nearly 300 miles away, and so he sometimes traveled back and forth between Odessa and El Paso. He came to the Salvation Army shelter in Odessa several times a week for their free dinners.
Neria has never been heard from again. His disappearance wasn't reported until May 9. Few details are available in his case. He is a military veteran.
Other information and links : ncy
Odessa Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Odessa American
October 12, 2004. May 15, 2019; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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