Giovanni Jesus Mercado
Giovanni, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 03/08/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Runaway
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/26/2000 (21)
Age at the time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Giovanni dresses in both male and female clothing, and changes his hair color, length and style often. He may use the names Yovany De Jesus and/or Joselyn Vasquez.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Giovanni disappeared from Miami, Florida on March 8, 2015. He went to visit his father in the 11700 block of southwest 176th Street, left the residence without permission and never returned. Authorities believe he left of his own accord, possibly due to family issues.
Giovanni may be residing in Maryland. He has also resided in West Palm Beach, Florida in the past. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Miami Dade Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Miami Dade Police Department
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