Richard James Estrada

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Above Images: Estrada, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 5, 2000 from Naples, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 18 - 19, 1962
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 185 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Estrada has a scar on his chest. He may use the alias first names Richardo, Ricardo, Tony, Antonio, and/or Joe, and the alias last name Perez.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Estrada was last seen on May 5, 2000, leaving the Hibiscus Golf Club in Naples, Florida, where he was employed as a pin hooker. He did not show up for work the next day; he also did not collect his paycheck. Estrada's vehicle, a blue two-door 1990 Oldsmobile Toronado with the Florida license plates number D70AZ, is also missing. His loved ones say he would not be likely to loan his car to anyone. Estrada was close to his relatives and visited them every weekend. He was considered a reliable employee in 2000 and had no problems with drugs, alcohol, or gambling.

    Estrada resided in the 5500 block of Laurel Ridge Street at the time of his disappearance. Three days after he went missing, his house burned down. It is unclear whether the fire was related to his case.

    Estrada was not reported missing until June 29, almost two months after his disappearance, because of miscommunication among his relatives. He is unmarried and has a grown son who lives in Texas. Authorities call Estrada's disappearance suspicious; they do not believe he left voluntarily. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Naples Daily News
    Collier County Sheriff's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 7, 2008; middle name and picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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