Apolino Contreras

Above: Contreras, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 9, 1998 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 1, 1947
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 212 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Contreras speaks only Spanish. His birthdate is an approximation.
  • Medical Conditions: Contreras is mentally disabled; he has the capacity of a two-year-old. He is otherwise generally healthy.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Contreras was found wandering the streets of Camarillo, California on August 2, 1997. He knew his name and said he had five brothers, but he gave no other identifying information about himself. He was placed in a nursing home in southeast Los Angeles, California while officials tried to determine who he was. His identity was still unconfirmed when he vanished.

    Contreras was last seen by the nursing staff at the facility where he resided. He disappeared on March 9, 1998, seven months after he was found in Caramillo. He has never been heard from again. He may be a patient in a hospital or in another nursing home. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 11, 2004.

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