The Doe Network:
Case File 2582DFCA


Dora Maria Silva
Missing since May 8, 1999 from San Fernando, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Dora was last seen at approximately 23.00 at her residence in the vicinity of the 200 block of Lazard Street in San Fernando, CA.
Dora, a married mother of four children, ages 4 through 15, was last seen leaving her San Fernando home late in the evening May 8. Dora Marie Silva 's husband reported her missing May 9.

Her gray 1997 Chevrolet Astro van with a dark blue top, was later located abandoned on San Fernando, Mission Boulevard in Mission Hills, CA., two miles from the missing woman's home. Residents told investigators the van had been parked on the street between late May 8 and early May 9. A woman recognized the van from a newspaper story.

Friends and relatives said Silva has no history of disappearing or leaving unannounced. She has not contacted her extensive network of family and friends and coworkers.
Police officers, sheriff's deputies and volunteers searched El Cariso Regional Park in Sylmar on May 22, 1999 but found no clues.
Foul play is considered a possibility.

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

San Fernando Police Department

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department


Agency Case Number: 99-1337

NCIC Number: M-360041606
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing Adults
Los Angeles Times

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