Ramon Jaramillo Vasquez

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Above: Vasquez, circa 1982

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 25, 1982 from Alice, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 5, 1954
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Vasquez has a scar on his chin. He also has a tattoo on his left bicep of a rose with a ribbon below it. Written on the ribbon are the names of himself, his wife and his daughter: Gracie, Sandra and Ramon.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A denim vest, blue jeans and brown leather sandals.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Vasquez was last seen at approximately 8:00 p.m. on June 25, 1982 in Alice, Texas, when he left his residence in the 1100 block of Rayo Street to go to a store. He was accompanied by Juan Ramon Suarez, his brother-in-law, at the time of his disappearance, and was riding in an early 1980s white Ford pickup truck with Texas license plates. The truck was later found abandoned at the Alice Police Department.

    Later that day, Suarez went to the local hospital and was admitted for treatment; he'd been shot in the chest. He said he had accidentally shot himself. Later, he changed his story and said Vasquez had shot him. Suarez stated he struck his brother-in-law in the head or neck and left him by the side of County Road 236, Amagosa Road. Vasquez has never been heard from again.

    Suarez has not been charged in Vasquez's disappearance and neither has anyone else, but foul play is suspected in his case. Suarez took a polygraph and the results showed he was deceptive on two questions: did he in fact leave Vasquez on Amagosa Road and did he know Vasquez's current whereabouts. Authorities have searched many locations in Jim Wells County and heard stories about where his body might be buried, including a tip that his remains were placed in a 55-gallon drum and buried somewhere in Duval County, Texas, but no evidence has been located in his case. It remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact
    Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office
    361-668-0341

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The Alice Echo News-Journal

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 2, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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