Danielle Idaly Jimenez

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Left: Danielle, circa 2006;
Right: Age-progression to age 10 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 31, 2006 from Channelview, Texas
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: February 2, 2003
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'0, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Danielle's ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Desc+ription: A green and white striped shirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Danielle was last seen at her Channelview, Texas home on the evening of July 31, 2006. Her parents, Leandro and Sonia Jimenez, were having an ongoing dispute with one another at the time. On the day of Danielle's disappearance, Leandro allegedly stabbed Sonia to death and fled the scene. (Accounts differ as to where the homicide took place and whether Danielle was present; some stories state Sonia was stabbed in a parking lot in Houston, Texas and Danielle was at home with other family members at the time, and other reports maintain Sonia was killed at home while Danielle was in the house.) Leandro abducted his daughter after allegedly murdering Sonia, and neither of them have been seen or heard from since.

    Photographs and vital statistics for Leandro are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for murder was issued for him on August 1, 2006. Leandro and Danielle may be traveling in a silver 2004 Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck with 22-inch chrome rims and the Texas license plate number 9NGH92. They may have gone to Del Rio, Texas or to Mexico.

    Danielle is considered to be in danger due to the nature of the charges against her father. Caution is advised when approaching them.

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    Leandro Jimenez
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    Above Images: Leandro Jimenez

    Date of Birth: September 24, 1967
    Age: 38 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'8, 200 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow pullover shirt and blue jeans.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Harris County Sheriff's Office
    713-221-6000

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    America's Most Wanted
    Laura Recovery Center Foundation
    Kansas City Child Search

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 3, 2013; age-progression updated.

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