Jesus Cardoza Valdovinos

Above: Valdovinos, circa 1998


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.


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


    NCIS Resident Agency
    Bremerton, Washington


    Source Information
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

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

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