Amy Ortega Lopez

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Above Images: Lopez, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 30, 2003 from King City, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 5, 1985
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lopez has a tattoo of "1 F" on her left ankle.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lopez was last seen in King City, California on November 30, 2003. She went to work at a Subway sandwich shop, then disappeared on the street afterwards. She had moved away from her family's residence in September 2003 but maintained close contact with them. They did not report her missing until December 31.

    Investigators believe Lopez was murdered in King City sometime in mid-December; several informants came forward and said they had seen her body in King City. Police went to the place where the body allegedly was. It had apparently been moved by then, but they were able to gather enough evidence to prove a crime had been committed there.

    Lopez is also wanted by the police for probation violation; she was on probation for check fraud at the time that she vanished. She is not thought to have disappeared as a result of that, however. Her case is being investigated as a probable homicide.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Monterey County Sheriff's Department
    831-755-3722

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The King City Rustler
    KION TV
    The San Jose Mercury News

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 8, 2005.

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