Ernest Lopez Salado Sr.

Above: Salado, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 29, 1998 from Indio Hills, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 19, 1937
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Salado may have a moustache.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Tan work pants, a white t-shirt and white tennis shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Salado was last seen leaving his residence on Dillon Road in Indio Hills, California on October 29, 1998 at approximately 5:00 and 5:30 a.m. He has never been seen again.

    Salado's maroon 1988 Chevrolet truck with the California license plate number 5P84746 was discovered abandoned in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1998, two weeks after he vanished. The vehicle was located off of Interstate 10. Salado's .22 caliber revolver was missing from the truck and there were possible traces of blood inside the vehicle. Salado's case remains open and unsolved.


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

    Indio Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Missing Persons Throughout The World
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department


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