Ethan James Hernandez

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Left: Ethan, circa 2000;
Right: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 16, 2000 from Chicago, Illinois
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: July 11, 1998
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'6, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, black eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sleeveless red and black Chicago Bulls shirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ethan was last seen at his home in Chicago, Illinois on July 16, 2000. He is believed to have been abducted by his non-custodial father, Jairo Hernandez. Photographs and vital statistics for Jairo are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for him on August 10, 2000. They may be in New Jersey or they may still be in the Chicago area. Cicero, Illinois police are investigating Ethan's disappearance.


    Jairo Hernandez
    Above: Jairo Hernandez

    Date of Birth: October 3, 1973
    Age: 26 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Jairo may use the first name James.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 30, 2015; age-progression updated.

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