Lucas Montiel Zavala

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Above Images: Zavala, circa 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 16 - 19, 2009 from Lukeville, Arizona
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'7, 140 - 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, black eyes. Zavala has a scar on his left knee from a machete wound: it's a line with three dots nearby. His ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black sweatshirt with a white neck, faded blue jeans sized 32 x 30, blue dress pants, olive green lyrca boxer shorts, a black leather belt with a silver buckle decorated with an image, a black cotton hat, a blue scapular with an image of the Virgin Mary, and size 28 white sneakers with black stripes or yellow boots. He was carrying a blue backpack and a watch in his pocket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Zavala was last seen in the Lukeville, Arizona area sometime between July 16 and July 19, 2009. He was crossing the Mexican border into the United States and had been walking on the highway for eight hours when he became too dehydrated and exhausted to continue. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 25, 2014; casefile added.

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