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1044DMPR - John Colonna Aponte

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Name: John Colonna Aponte
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 05, 1974
Location Last Seen: Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Physical Description

Date of Birth: February 19, 1962
Age: 12 years old
Race: White/Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 5'0"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Gianot
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

John and his sister, Giannina , left home to go to the beach with a friend of the family and his three children. The children's mother met the friend but was told that her two children were not with him.

Law enforcement believe that the children were abducted for a ransom for $72,000 after a man, Thomas Rodriguez, left a suicide note. He explained the plot and his role in the kidnapping. No arrests were ever made and John and Giannina are still missing.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Missing Children's Registry
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 613-993-1525
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

Agency Name: Puerto Rico State Clearinghouse
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: (787) 729-2457
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 4569

Information Source(s)

God's Lost Children

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 12/17/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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