Francisco Arias Jr.
Francisco Jr., approximately 2009; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 18 (approximately 2018); Francisco Javier Arias
Date reported missing : 12/01/2009
Missing location (approx) :
San Jose, California
Missing classification : Family Abduction
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/02/2000 (21)
Age at the time of disappearance: 9 years old
Height / Weight : 3'0, 65 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Francisco Jr. and his sister Ashley disappeared from their home in San Jose, California on December 1, 2009. They were abducted at 9:40 a.m. that day by their non-custodial parents, Estrella Arias and Francisco Javier Arias. The abductors took them and fled in a red Ford Expedition with the license plate number 5FDA933. Felony warrants for kidnapping were issued for both Francisco and Estrella on December 3, 2009.
A photograph of Francisco is posted with this case summary. His DOB : is July 23, 1967, which would have made him 42 years old at the time of the children's abduction. He's described as Hispanic, 5'5 to 5'6 and 170 to 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Francisco may use the alias name Antonio Arellano. He has a tattoo of his name "Francisco" on his abdomen and a tattoo of an eyeball on his right forearm.
Photographs of Estrella are unavailable. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5'2 tall and 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Her DOB : is June 3, 1971, making her 38 years old at the time of the abductions, and she may use the last name Zamora.
Francisco and Estrella may have taken Ashley and Francisco Jr. to Mexico. The children's whereabouts are unknown and their cases remain unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
California Attorney General's Office
October 12, 2004. August 20, 2018; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.