Ulpiano Gomez

Above: Gomez, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 1, 2003 from Vineland, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 4, 1918
  • Age: 84 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. White hair, brown eyes. Gomez wears eyeglasses and, at the time of his March 2003 disappearance, he had a mustache.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black hat, a black coat, pants, and boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Gomez was last seen leaving his home on South Seventh Street in Vineland, New Jersey, at noon on March 1, 2003. He was planning to walk about two miles to the Maintree Shopping Center at Main Road and Chestnut Avenue, to purchase a remote control at Radio Shack. Gomez never arrived there, however, and he has never been heard from again.

    Gomez moved to Vineland from Brooklyn, New York five months before his disappearance. He sometimes gambled at casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey but did not do so after his move to Vineland and has not since his disappearance. There have been no sightings of him since he vanished. Authorities say there is no evidence of foul play in Gomez's case, but they call his disappearance puzzling. His family says he was in good physical and mental health at the time he disappeared. He is described as a reclusive man with no friends.

    Gomez's family, with whom he was living at the time he disappeared, moved back to New York after he vanished. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    New Jersey State Police
    The Daily Journal


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