The Doe Network:
Case File 1118DFCA


Cecilia Elizabeth Newball
Missing since September 20, 1994 from Los Angeles, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 20, 1962
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11-5'0" (152 cm); 94 lbs (43 kg)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown/black hair; brown eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: She was 8-months pregnant at the time
  • AKA: Cecilia Elizabeth Amaya
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Newball was last seen in the company of her son Rene Perez on September 20, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA.
Her husband last saw her at home, writing thank you notes for gifts from her baby shower.
When her husband came home from work, he noticed that Cecilia's car was parked on the street, instead of in the building's secured lot. He rushed into their apartment in search of his wife and stepson. Inside, there were no signs of a break-in or struggle, but there were no signs of Cecilia and Rene either.
In the Jeep, the husband found a generic store-bought goodbye card. It was signed simply, "Cecilia." Cecilia's wedding and engagement rings had been left on the passenger seat. Cecilia did not take a change of clothes for herself or her son, nor her son's eyeglasses.
Three days later, the husband received a letter postmarked in nearby Van Nuys, California. Inside the envelope was a card identical to the one found in Cecilia's car. There was also a typewritten note from Cecilia explaining that she had gone to Honduras with another man, a doctor named Arturo. Police do not believe the note was from Cecilia.
Cecilia was born in El Salvador. She was on maternity leave from her job as a customer service representative at a nearby company.
Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
Detective Tamar Abraham

Agency Case Number:

NCMEC #: NCMC860426

NCIC Number: M-070116903
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Unsolved Mysteries

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