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Case File 1482DMMA

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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

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 3, 1990
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0"; 60 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic Male. Brown hair; brown eyes. Left ear is pierced
  • Marks, Scars: Scar above the left eye; birthmark on his left calf, and another one on the left side of his forehead.
  • Clothing: White t-shirt and blue jeans with brown high-top shoes
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

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.

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

Lynn Police Department
Captain Mark O'Toole

Agency Case Number: 96-1171

NCMEC Number: NCMC823722

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Massachusetts State Police
The Daily Item 9/28/02
Mass. Live
NamUs MP #2739
North Shore 1/26/07

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