Victor Manuel Mendez
Mendez, approximately 1997
Date and time person was reported missing : 01/27/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Los Angeles, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/20/1968 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown leather jacket, gray corduroy pants, a checkered shirt and black western boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Mendez may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He may use the last name Olivares.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mendez was last seen at his residence near Geraghty Avenue and Blanchard Avenue in east Los Angeles, California on January 27, 1997. He said he was going to visit relatives nearby, but never arrived at his destination. Mendez has never been heard from again.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies may list January 31, 1997 as the date of Mendez's disappearance; that was the date he was reported missing.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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