Inocente Richmond Yanez

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Above: Yanez, circa 1999

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 5, 1999 from Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 29, 1972
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Hispanic/Native American) male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Yanez has surgical scars on both of his wrists. He has a speech impediment. His nickname is Shawn. He may use the last names Chavez and/or Gomez.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Route 66 jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Yanez was last seen at the residence he shared with his mother in the 500 block of May Avenue Tahlequah, Oklahoma on January 5, 1999. His mother returned home after her work shift and discovered that the lights and television were on, but Yanez was not inside the residence. He has never been heard from again. Yanez left his coat, cigarettes and other personal belongings behind at the house.

    Several of Yanez's relatives told authorities that he mentioned a friend planned to give him a ride from his home on the day of his disappearance. Investigators considered Yanez's disappearance to be suspicious, as it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. He has several children. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tahlequah Police Department
    918-456-8801

    OR
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation
    800-522-8017

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation
    The Muskogee Phoenix

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 29, 2009; details of disappearance updated.

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