Jesus Cardoza Valdovinos

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Above: Valdovinos, circa 1998

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 1998 from Bremerton, Washington
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 25, 1978
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Valdovinos's nickname is Chewey. He may use the following names: Jesus Valdovinos-Cardoza, Jesus Scardoza and/or Cardoza Jesus Valdovinos.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Valdovinos was an apprentice fireman, engineman striker assigned to the USS Ranier (AOE-7) in 1998, which was homeported in Bremerton, Washington. He was last seen on a ferry ride from Seattle, Washington to Bremerton when he disappeared on April 18, 1998 between 4:00 and 5:15 a.m.

    A ferry crew member told authorities that an individual matching Valdvinos's description was seen on a return trip to Seattle later in the morning, but it is not known if the man was indeed Valdovinos. He was born in Arteaga, Mexico. Valdovinos's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    Washington D.C. Headquarters
    202-433-9225

    OR
    800-479-9685

    OR
    NCIS Resident Agency
    Bremerton, Washington
    360-476-3560

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    Source Information
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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