Jose Erasmo Hernandez-Chij
Hernandez-Chij, approximate photo date 2015
Missing since: 08/23/2015
Pima County, Arizona
Type of missing case: Migrant
Date of Birth: 07/22/1983 (36)
Age at time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight: 5'9 - 5'11, 185 - 195 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A black shirt, blue canvas pants, sneakers, and a blue and white rubber bracelet.
Other characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, black eyes. Hernandez-Chij has a red birthmark on his right cheek, a brown or red birthmark near his right eye, and a birthmark on the right side of his chest in the rib area. He has a red mole on the right side of his upper lip and a large surgical scar on the right side of his abdomen from a gallbladder operation. He is from Guatemala.
Details at time of disappearance: Hernandez-Chij was last seen on July 30, 2015. He is from Guatemala and was traveling illegally into the United States at the time of his disappearance, along with a "coyote", or human smuggler.
At the time of his last communication, Hernandez-Chij was on the Tohono O'Odham Reservation in Pima County, Arizona, two days' walk from Tucson. He told the coyote he couldn't walk anymore and was going to find the road and turn himself in to the immigration authorities. He has never been heard from again and may have died in the desert.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Guatemala Consulate
Other information: NamUs
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated August 7, 2018