Maria Jesus Llamas

Llamas, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 11/20/2016
  • Missing From San Antonio, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 12/19/1946 (74)
  • Age 69 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2, 120 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black wool coat, a black and white blouse, black pants, black shoes and a silver necklace. Carrying a cross-body handbag.
  • Medical Conditions Llamas suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and requires daily medication. She may be disoriented and may not recall her identity or where she lives.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Llamas wears eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced and she wears upper and lower dentures. Llamas has a vaccination scar on her right arm and a mole on the left side of her upper lip. Her nickname is Yeya. She was born in Mexico and speaks only Spanish.

Details of Disappearance

Llamas was last seen at the Poteet Flea Market in the 12200 block of State Highway 16 south in San Antonio, Texas on November 20, 2016. She was there with her husband. Llamas told her husband she didn't like the music playing and wanted to leave. On the way to the parking lot, he stopped to look at a display; when he turned around, Llamas was gone.

The surveillance cameras in the area showed her walking towards another exit, out through the parking lot and out the entrance gate to the highway. She has never been heard from again. On December 10, three weeks later, her purse was found wrapped around a tree in Leon Creek, near the flea market.

Llamas has a history of wandering away, but before she'd always been found safe within an hour or two. Although she'd lived in the San Antonio area for more than forty years, because of her illness, she had come to believe she was young again and lived with her parents on their ranch in rural Mexico. It's possible Llamas is trying to return to her parents, who had been deceased for over a decade by the time she disappeared.

Foul play is not suspected in her case, but it remains unsolved.

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 14, 2020; four pictures added, distinguishing characteristics updated.