Juarez-Figueroa, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 12/12/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/27/1954 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 57 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Juarez-Figueroa has a mustache and wears eyeglasses. The tip of his left middle finger is missing and he has a three-inch scar on his left forearm. His nickname is Lupe.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Juarez-Figueroa left his residence in Fort Myers, Florida at 2:00 p.m., driving a dark blue and silver 2000 Ford Econoline E150 minivan with the Florida license plate number ADQF55 and the VIN number 1FMRE11WXYHA35588. He planned to drive to Austin, Texas, a distance of over 1,200 miles, to visit his son and was supposed to arrive on December 12.
At 11:00 p.m. on December 11, Juarez-Figueroa spoke to his fiance on the phone and said he was staying at a Motel 6 in Brownsville, Texas, 350 miles from Austin. The employees at the Motel 6 later verified that he had stayed there overnight and checked out at 11:10 a.m. on December 12. He never arrived in Austin and his family never heard from him again. Few details are available in his case.
Florida police are investigating Juarez-Figueroa's disappearance.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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