Christian Leyva

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Left: Christian, circa 2000;
Right: Age-progression to age 13 (circa 2011)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 24, 2000 from Downey, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: November 10, 1998
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight: 2'5 - 2'6, 29 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, black eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Christian and his brother Oscar were last seen in Downey, California on September 24, 2000. They have never been heard from again. They are believed to have been abducted by their non-custodial father, Martin Leyva Andaracua. A photograph and vital statistics for Andracua are posted below this cases summary. A felony warrant was issued for him on October 12, 2000.

    Oscar, Christian and their father may be in Morales, Mexico, staying with a female relative who lives there. The boys' cases are unsolved.

    Martin Leyva Andaracua
    Above Images: Martin Leyva Andaracua

    Date of Birth: December 28, 1964
    Age: 35 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 170 - 180 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, black eyes. Andracua may use the last name Leyva.


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



    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 30, 2013; age-progression updated.

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