Hubert Valdez

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Above Images: Valdez, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 29, 2003 from Van Horn, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1974
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Date of Birth: 5'5, 155 - 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Valdez has a small scar on the bridge of his nose and small scars on his right bicep.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt, black jeans, a baseball cap and black Nike Air Sole sneakers.
  • Bar

    Details of Disappearance

    Valdez was last seen as he was leaving Gilbert's Lounge in the vicinity of the 300 block of east Broadway in Van Horn, Texas, at 2:00 a.m. on April 29, 2003. He has never been heard from again. His red Chervolet pickup truck was found abandoned that same day, in an open lot near the intersection of Mesquite Street and Frontage Road, along Interstate 10 in Van Horn. This was a few minutes' walking distance from the bar where he was last seen.

    A witness reported seeing Valdez in a fight with four other men the night he disappeared, near where his truck was found. Authorities were able to identify all of the men, but three of them have since died. The fourth is in a Mexican prison. He's considered a fugitive from American justice; he fled to Mexico after he was convicted of child molestation charges in the United States and sentenced to 189 years in prison.

    Valdez frequented the Juarez, Mexico area in 2003. He worked at a truck stop. Foul play is possible in his case.


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


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The El Paso Times
    NewsWest 9
    The Van Horn Advocate


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 3, 2015; clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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