Marta Alicia Michel

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Above: Michel, circa 2013


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 19, 2013 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 10, 1963
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Michel has a swollen knee and walks with a limp. She is of El Salvadorean descent. She may use the alias names Sonia Escobar and/or Sonia Michel. Her left earlobe is split and she has a raised dark-colored mole on her left hand.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a gray and white horizontally striped skirt and a gray blouse.
  • Medical Conditions: Michel has diabetes and high blood pressure, and needs medication which she doesn't have with her.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Michel was last seen at a bus stop in the 2800 block of Maple Street in Los Angeles, California on January 19, 2013. She left the Casa India Restaurant on 4th and Broadway at 10:00 p.m. and was last seen waiting for a bus, alone, about two hours later. She never arrived home and has never been heard from again.

    Michel's family was under the impression that she worked part-time at the Casa India Restaurant. It wasn't until after she went missing that they learned she was only a customer at the restaurant and had never worked there.

    Michel wasn't carrying identification at the time of her disappearance, and she didn't own a cellular phone. She is devoted to her family and it's completely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her family believes foul play could be a factor in her disappearance. Little information is available in her case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Facebook Page for Marta Michel
    CBS Los Angeles


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 2, 2016; middle name added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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