Wilfredo Torres

Wilfredo, circa 1983

  • Missing Since 05/09/1983
  • Missing From Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 08/06/1970 (47)
  • Age 12 years old
  • Height and Weight 4'0, 70 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue jacket, a white shirt and gray pants.
  • Medical Conditions Wilfredo has an unspecified learning disability.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Wilfredo was last seen when he went out looking for bottles outside his family's apartment in the 500 block of Columbia Road in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, Massachusetts on May 9, 1983.

He has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the area turned up no trace of him. The only clue ever located was a pair of black nylon sneakers authorities found near Wilfredo's apartment; his mother identified them as belonging to her son.

Prior to his disappearance, Wilfredo said he was going to a local man named Jose to buy candy from him. Jose had been previously charged with sexual assault and murder, and was acquitted. It's unknown whether he was involved in Wilfredo's disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Boston Police Department 617-343-4200

Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 27, 2017; details of disappearance updated.