Eleuteria Vargas Chavez

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Left: Eleuteria, age 10
(approximately 3-4 years prior to her disappearance; more recent photos are unavailable);
Right: Age-progression to age 37 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 26, 1989 from Jacona, Michoacán, Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 15, 1975
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Eleuteria may use the first name Janet.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Eleuteria was last seen by her family in Jacona in the state of Michoacán in Mexico on November 26, 1989. She supposedly traveled with a female companian to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico afterwards and went to work at a business called Playitas in Tijuana. About a year later, her companion returned to Jacona alone. The companion said Eleuteria had gone to the United States with a drug dealer.

    Sometime between 1994 and 1996, a distant relative of Eleuteria's may have seen her working at a cafe in San Fernando, California at the time, using the name Janet. This sighting has not been confirmed and Eleuteria's family hasn't seen or heard from her since 1989. Santa Maria, California police are investigating.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 22, 2017; casefile added.

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