Jennifer Raina Byers-Hernandez

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Above Images: Byers-Hernandez, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 2008 from Modesto, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 31, 1976
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Byers-Hernandez may dye her hair blonde. Her nickname is Jen and she may use the last names Barajas, Byers and/or Hernandez or her middle name, Raina. Byers-Hernandez has a scar on her lower lip, a scar on her left hand and surgical scars on her lower abdomen. She has tattoos on her left hand and left wrist and a tattoo of writing on her left breast. She speaks fluent Spanish.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Byers-Hernandez's family last heard from her sometime in August 2008, when she called a family member who was in the hospital. She has never been heard from again. Her seven-year-old son, Gerardo Barajas Jr., also known as Junior, disappeared with her. Barajas's date of birth is December 31, 2002, making him five years old at the time of his disappearance. He has brown hair and brown eyes, and he speaks Spanish and limited English. Photographs and additional information for him are unavailable. Byers-Hernandez and her son may be in Mexico. Few details are available in their cases.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    Project Jason
    MySpace Page for Jennifer Byers-Hernandez
    Facebook Page for Jennifer Byers-Hernandez
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 13, 2013; middle name and picture added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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