Carlos Mendez Limas

Above: Limas, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 24, 1981 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 29, 1937
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Limas may use the name Carlos Mendez. His nickname is Cracker. He has numerous tattoos, including the name "Emilia" on his left forearm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black, yellow and off-white plaid shirt and dark beige pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Limas was last seen in Los Angeles, California on April 24, 1981. He has never been heard from again. He was in the company of John Walters at the time of his disappearance; Walters is missing also.

    Limas was a suspect in a homicide investigation in 1981. Authorities believe he may have been murdered as a result of his presumed participation in the crime, and that Walters met with foul play as well. The men's cases remain unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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