Angel Antonio Torres

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Above Images: Torres, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 21, 1999 from Biddeford, Maine
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 - 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Torres's nickname is Tony. He wears contact lenses. He speaks fluent Spanish as well as English.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A large gold Gucci chain necklace with a large gold crucifix pendant with a serpent.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Torres was last seen in Biddeford, Maine at 2:00 a.m. on May 21, 1999. He was out with friends that morning and was last seen when they dropped him off at The Whistle Stop store. Torres said he was looking for a ride to North Conway, New Hampshire, which is about half an hour from his home in Denmark, Maine, and a man in a red truck was going to drive him. He has never been heard from again. His family reported him missing on May 24, after his girlfriend notified them that he had failed to show up for work.

    Two of the last people known to have seen Torres, Steven and Daniel Sanborn, were also the last people to see fifteen-year-old Ashley Erin Ouellette, who was strangled in Scarborough, Maine in February 1999, a few months before Torres disappeared. The Sanborn brothers attended high school with Ashley and Steven had dated her briefly. She was at their home the night she was killed. Steven and Daniel are considered possible suspects in her murder but have never been charged. There's a theory that Torres was murdered because he knew something about Ashley's death, but this has never been verified.

    Another theory is that Torres's disappearance was drug-related. A friend, Jason Anthony Carney, told authorities he and Torres were selling drugs in Biddeford before he disappeared. He stated the drug deal "went bad" and their customers were "unhappy", but he wasn't specific about what had happeneed. Investigators believe Carney was involved in Torres's disappearance and he may not have been truthful about the drug deal. Carney moved to Rhode Island sometime after Torres went missing. He died suddenly in 2015, at the age of 36.

    Torres was a student at Framingham State University in Massachusetts in 1999, majoring in business and psychology and minoring in Spanish. His family stated he enjoyed sports and dreamed of owning a sporting goods store. After his disappearance, his parents asked for and received a certificate of death for him. Foul play is suspected in Torres's case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Maine State Police


    Source Information
    Where is Angel?
    Maine State Police
    The Portland Press Herald
    WCSH 6 Portland
    The Bangor Daily News
    The MetroWest Daily News
    United for Ayla
    WMTW 8
    A.A. Mariani and Son Funeral Home


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 24, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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