Octavio DeJesus Farias

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Left: Octavio, circa 2003;
Right: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2014)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 15, 2003 from Torrance, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: June 2, 1998
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0 - 3'6, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Some agencies give Octavio's middle name as "Jesus." His nickname is Tavo.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark blue shirt and blue pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Octavio was last seen in Torrance, California on June 15, 2003. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Leticia Polanco Sabalza. A photograph and vital statistics for Sabalza are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for her on July 18, 2003.

    Sabalza and Octavio may be in Mexico. Although most agencies classify Octavio's case as a family abduction, some accounts state he is missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.

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    Leticia Polanco Sabalza
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    Above: Leticia Polanco Sabalza

    Date of Birth: March 6, 1978
    Age: 25 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'11, 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Sabalza may use the alias name Alma Polanco.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
    310-830-1123

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    For the Lost

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 17, 2014; age-progression updated.

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