Beatriz Adriana Wheeler

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Above Images: Wheeler, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 19, 2005 from Fort Myers, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 14, 1971
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wheeler may use the alias first names Betty and/or Monica. She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her neck and a tattoo of the cartoon character Tweety Bird on the right side of her abdomen. Wheeler wears hair extensions and her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans and a blue sweatshirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wheeler was last seen in a green 1999 Ford Expedition XLT with the Florida license plate number J55CVH at 3:00 p.m. on January 19, 2005. She was in the company of Jesus Cruz-Perez at the time; the vehicle was his. He has also been known to drive a black 1999 Mercedes SUV with the Florida license plate number G39TRB. A photograph and vital statistics for Cruz-Perez are posted below this case summary.

    Wheeler and Cruz-Perez were bound for an auto auction in Fort Myers, Florida. At 6:00 p.m., Wheeler called her sister and said she was on her way home. She never arrived and has never been heard from again. She was not reported missing until January 24, five days later.

    Wheeler's disappearance is considered to be suspicious. She has three children and resided with her mother in the 100 block of Hancock Street in Immokalee, Florida at the time she went missing. Although Cruz-Perez has not been reported as a missing person, his disappearance is considered suspicious, as is Wheeler's. Both cases remain unsolved.


    Jesus Cruz-Perez
    Above: Jesus Cruz-Perez

    Age: July 2, 1967
    Age: 37 years old
    Height: 5'7
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Cruz-Perez's nickname is Tony. Some agencies refer to him as Jesus Cruz or give his last names without the hypen, as in "Jesus Cruz Perez."


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


    Source Information
    Collier County Sheriff's Office
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Lehigh Acres News Star


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 28, 2012; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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