Hayde Beatriz Vasquez
Vasquez, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 05/29/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Coral Springs, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/22/1981 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Dark-colored pants and a red long-sleeved shirt. Carrying a light-colored purse with a shoulder strap and a green computer case containing clothing.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Vasquez was born in Guatemala.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Vasquez was driven from her home in Parkland, Florida and dropped off at a Wal-Mart store the 6000 block of Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, Florida on May 29, 2004. She was planning to buy clothes in anticipation of going away for the weekend.
A security camera at Walmart shows Vasquez shopping alone and then leaving the store alone at approximately 7:00 p.m. She was supposed to call a friend to pick her up, but never did. She has never been heard from again.
Foul play is possible in Vasquez's case. She was working as a nanny for a family in the 7700 block of northwest 128th Avenue in Parkland at the time of her disappearance; she had worked there for a year and a half.
On January 2, 2004, several months months before Vasquez vanished, Monica Valdizan, another Hispanic nanny in her twenties, this one from Peru and living in Boca Raton, Florida, vanished. Her body was found three days later; she'd been beaten, raped and strangled. Her killer, Jerry Wiggins, was identified by DNA a year later and arrested. He was convicted in 2014 and sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison.
Valdizan reportedly bore a strong physical resemblance to Vasquez. Investigators have looked for a connection between the two cases, but have not found one, and they don't think Wiggins, who died in prison in 2017, was involved in Vasquez's disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Coral Springs Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
City of Coral Springs, Florida
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
North American Missing Persons Network
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Miami Herald
The Palm Beach Post
October 12, 2004. September 23, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.