Ivan Barela

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Left: Ivan, circa 1986;
Right: Age-progression to age 39 (circa 2010)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 2, 1986 from San Francisco, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 9, 1971
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Swimming trunks and cut-off gray Nike sweatpants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ivan was last seen at Ocean Beach near San Francisco, California on November 2, 1986. He left his parents on the south end of the beach at 2:30 p.m. to take his dog for a walk, and never returned. On the day Ivan vanished, the Vuarnet Pro-Am surfing tournament was being held at Ocean Beach.

    Ivan has a history of running away from home, but police believe he disappeared in 1986 under suspicious circumstances and not voluntarily. It is also possible that he drowned, but few clues are available in his case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Francisco Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 19, 2011; age-progression added.

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