Rosa Maria Marquez

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Above Images: Marquez, circa 1983


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 13, 1983 from Bell Gardens, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 28, 1952
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Marquez's maiden name is Carrion.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Marquez was last seen at her home in Bell Gardens, California on September 13, 1983. She tucked her two daughters into bed that night. When her daughters woke up in the morning, Marquez was gone and they were alone in the house. She has never been heard from again. Her husband said she ran away with another man. Marquez and her husband were separated and in the process of a divorce in 1983. Their oldest daughter, who was five years old when her mother disappeared, describes her father as abusive and volatile. Shortly after Marquez's disappearance, her husband went to Mexico, leaving his children to be brought up by their grandmother. He remarried there and had two more children. He died in 2007.

    Marquez's disappearance remains unsolved. Her children believe she was murdered by her husband.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    America's Most Wanted
    The Daily Breeze
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 10, 2013; picture added.

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