Jiovany Gomez

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Left and Center: Jiovany, circa 2010;
Right: Age-progression to age 17 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 27, 2010 from San Marcos, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 15, 1996
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, hazel eyes. Some agencies spell Jiovany's name or "Giovani," "Giovanni" or "Xovane." He speaks both English and Spanish.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jiovany disappeared from San Marcos, Texas on November 27, 2010. He was last seen with four adult male companions: his uncle Ricardo Gomez, Luis Hernandez, Nicholas Munoz and Carlos Ortega-Gonzales. They were driving a green 2003 Chevrolet Suburban with the Texas license plate number AD98575.

    The four adults live in the area, and Jiovany was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois; he had recently moved to Texas and planned to enroll in school in January 2011. He and Hernandez are American citizens and the other men are Mexican-born and legal U.S. residents. They had all gone to the border town of Laredo, Texas that day to pick up some paperwork for a vehicle, and decided to cross the border into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to go shopping. Jiovany had never been to Mexico before.

    Hernandez called his wife at approximately 12:00 p.m. and said they'd all be home by 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. They never returned, however. Law enforcement was notified on November 30, after Munoz and Hernandez didn't show up for their jobs at Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., a concrete company. They are described as reliable workers.

    Although Jiovany is classified as a runaway with many agencies, the circumstances of his and the others' disappearances are unclear. They may still be in Mexico and foul play is possible in their cases.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The San Antonio Express-News
    The Hays Free Press
    The Austin American-Statesman


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 15, 2014; age-progression added.

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