Mitchell Adolfo Zepedo

Above: Zepedo, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 17, 1997 from Lyons, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 1972
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'11, 160 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Zepedo may use the alias name Rene Rivas.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Zepedo was last seen on September 17, 1997 in Lyons, Illinois. He was reportedly going to travel to Traverse City, Michigan, then return the next day and travel to Mexico and visit his wife and son. It's unclear whether he ever arrived in Traverse City; he has never been heard from again. His family reported his missing on October 2, 1997. Zepedo's car was found in Berwyn on October 30, six weeks after he was last seen.

    In September 2002, police dug up the basement and yard of an apartment building in Cicero, Illinois where Zepedo used to reside. They had received a tip that his body might be buried there. Nothing was found during the search, however. Zepedo's case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lyons Police Department


    Source Information
    Lyons Police Department
    ABC 7 Chicago
    The Doe Network


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 23, 2012; alternate height and weight added, date of disappearance and details of disappearance updated.

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