Jose Perez-Miranda

Above: Perez-Miranda, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 27, 2006 from Emmett, Idaho
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 18, 1986
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic (Mexican) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Perez-Miranda has tattoos on his chest and back. He speaks English and Spanish.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Purple or blue Louisiana State University shorts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Perez-Miranda was last seen swimming in the Black Canyon Canal near Emmett, Idaho at 5:00 p.m. on June 27, 2006. He was swimming with two friends near South Slope Road when the three of them were swept into a tunnel. Perez-Miranda's companions resurfaced, but there was no sign of Perez-Miranda and he has never been heard from again. Authorities believe he drowned. Extensive searches of the canal turned up no sign of his body. It may have been swept out of the canal into the Payette River.

    Perez-Miranda was born in Zacatecas in central Mexico, and moved to the United States with his family at age five. He dropped out of school at age 16, but received his GED certificate. He was working as a landscaper at the time of his disappearance, and hoped to attend Boise State University in the future. Authorities stated they planned to make further efforts to recover Perez-Miranda's body; in the meantime, he remains classified as a missing person.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Gem County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Person Clearinghouse
    The Idaho Statesman


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 2, 2008; casefile added.

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