Romulo Alejandro Beltran-Ruiz

Above: Romulo, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 22, 1998 from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: February 24, 1996
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'3, 33 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Romulo has a scar on the right side of his lower lip. His nickname is Bebo.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and blue sweatshirt imprinted with a bear design on the front, blue sweatpants and black and white sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Romulo is allergic to penicillin.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Romulo was last seen shopping with his grandmother in the S-Mart grocery store in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico on November 22, 1998. The supermarket is located inside the Plaza de las Americas Mall at Lincoln Avenue near Ignacio Mejia Avenue. Witnesses saw an unidentified woman carrying Romulo out of the store during the day. He has never been heard from again. Authorities believe Romulo may have been taken to the United States.

    Some agencies state that Romulo's case is a family abduction and that he may be with his father, Jesus Marquez, possibly in the Victorville, Texas area. Marquez's date of birth is February 14, 1974; he was twenty-four years old at the time of his son's disappearance. He may use the last name Lopez.

    Some agencies give the date of Romulo's disappearance as November 24, 1998. Texas investigators are assisting with his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Special Crimes Service
    El Paso Office


    El Paso Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    California Attorney General's Office


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