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Name: Jesus De La Cruz
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 28, 1996
Location Last Seen: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Date of Birth: January 3, 1990
Age: 6 years old
Weight: 60 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Jesus has a scar above his left eyebrow, a birthmark on his left calf, and a birthmark on the left side of his forehead., Jesus's left ear is pierced.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: white t-shirt, blue jeans
Additional Personal Items: Brown boots
Jesus De La Cruz was last seen in Lynn, Massachusetts walking on Park St, in the company of a white male on Park Street on September 28, 1996. Prosecutors named a suspect in the disappearance of the boy, but couldn't come up with enough evidence to charge the man. A playmate told police he last saw Jesus at about 18.00, walking away with a man who had promised him a new bike. With them was a dog with one white eye and one brown eye. A dog matching the description given by the playmate was found by police at one of the addresses the suspect had given as recent homes.
Agency Name: Lynn Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Captain Mark O'Toole
Agency Phone Number: 781-595-2000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 96-1171
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 2739
NCMEC Case Number: 823722
The Daily Item 9/28/02
North Shore 1/26/07
Added: 10/21/14; Last Updated: 11/22/17
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.