Joseph Paul Cordova

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Above Images: Cordova, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 1, 2012 from San Jose, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 5, 1978
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 260 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Cordova is of Filipino descent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown suede jacket, a teal-colored t-shirt, black basketball shorts and brown shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Cordova suffers from diabetes and schizophrenia and requires medication to control his conditions. He doesn't have his medicine with him. Cordova may hallucinate and hear voices as a result of his mental illness.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cordova was last seen in San Jose, California early in the morning on May 1, 2012. He told his family he was going out for a walk, and never returned home. He has never been heard from again. Cordova had been stabilized on his medications for years before his disappearance, but he still hallucinated and had been known to wander off. He frequently went for walks and went to the movies in the San Jose area. He went missing two weeks before his disappearance, but was found by the police in Tracy, California after a few hours; he's never been gone this long before.

    Cordova didn't take his cellular phone with him when he left, but he may have had $80 in cash. He doesn't drive and uses public transportation to get around. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Union City Patch
    Facebook Page for Joseph Paul Cordova


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 21, 2013; casefile added.

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