Francisco Arias Jr.

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Left: Francisco Jr., circa 2009;
Right: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2016)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 1, 2009 from San Jose, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: February 2, 2000
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 65 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Francisco Jr. and his sister Ashley disappeared from their home in San Jose, California on December 1, 2009. They were abducted at 9:40 a.m. that day by their non-custodial parents, Estrella Arias and Francisco Javier Arias. The abductors took them and fled in a red Ford Expedition with the license plate number 5FDA933.

    Photographs and vital statistics for Francisco are posted below this case summary. Photographs of Estrella are unavailable. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5'2 tall and 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Her date of birth is June 3, 1971, making her 38 years old at the time of the abductions, and she may use the last name Zamora. Felony warrants for kidnapping were issued for both Francisco and Estrella on December 3, 2009.

    Francisco and Estrella may have taken Ashley and Francisco Jr. to Mexico. The children's whereabouts are unknown and their cases remain unsolved.

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    Francisco Javier Arias
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    Above: Francisco Javier Arias

    Age: July 23, 1967
    Age: 42 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'6, 170 - 200 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Francisco may use the alias name Antonio Arellano. He has a tattoo of his name "Francisco" on his abdomen and a tattoo of an eyeball on his right forearm.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
    408-277-8900

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    KGO-TV

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 25, 2016; age-progression updated.

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