Left: De La Cruz, circa 1996; Right: Progressed by NCMEC to age 19 (circa 2009)
Jesus De La Cruz
Missing since September 28, 1996 from Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Classification: Non Family Abduction
Circumstances of Disappearance
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.
Investigators Lynn Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Captain Mark O'Toole
Lynn Police Department
Agency Case Number: 96-1171
NCMEC Number: NCMC823722
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Massachusetts State Police
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