Ronald Dean La Valley

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Above Images: La Valley, circa 1988

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 25, 1988 from Santa Cruz County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 2, 1968
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. La Valley's nickname is Ronnie.
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    Details of Disappearance

    La Valley was last seen at his residence in the 400 block of Midway Ranch Road in Boulder Creek, California on January 25, 1988. He lived there with two friends. He has never been heard from again. His roommates provided several different stories as to what had happened to him. At one point they said he'd been abducted by "biker types", and another time they said he had moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, a story that turned out to be false.

    La Valley was reportedly involved in a small marijuana trafficking operation at the time of his disappearance, and may have had knowledge of a restaurant arson in Santa Cruz, California. Before he went missing, his family had seen him with large amounts of cash which he refused to account for. He's considered missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected in his case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
    831-454-2242

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Santa Cruz Sentinel
    The Missing Children Center of Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Area
    Pinterest Account for the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 17, 2017; date of disappearance and details of disappearance updated.

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