Sophia Felecita Moreno

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Sophia, circa 1979;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 43 (circa 2005)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 11, 1979 from Bryan, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 22, 1962
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Sophia has a burn scar on her left leg and a birthmark on her upper right leg. She has a tattoo of the initials "AH"on her left hand between her thumb and index finger, and a tattoo of a cross is on her right hand. Sophia may go by her middle name, Felecita, which may be spelled "Felicita." Her married name is Herrera and her nicknames are Nina and Sophie.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sophia was last seen by her mother at the Washateria on Groesbeck and Palasoto in Bryan, Texas on May 11, 1979. She asked what her mother wanted to get for Mother's Day, and said she would attend a family gathering later that week. Sophia never arrived at the family event and has never been heard from again.

    Sophia's family members told authorities that her husband, Abel Herrera, had violent tendencies and had physically abused her. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, which remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Unsolved in the News
    The Bryan Eagle
    The Laura Recovery Center Foundation


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 14, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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