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Case File 267DFFL

1 2 3 Age-Progression
Left: Marteliz, circa 1982; Right: Age-progressed to age 33

Jennifer Sophia Marteliz
Missing since November 15, 1982 from Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 9, 1975
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 60 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic female. Black long, straight hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Marteliz has moles on the right side of her nose; on her upper chest; on her collarbone and on the back of right thigh. Cleft chin. Her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing: Orange print dress with yellow flowers; maroon shoes; a hair comb with ribbons and flowers; and heart shaped gold post earrings.
  • Dentals: Large top front teeth.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Marteliz was last seen on November 15, 1982 in her hometown of Tampa, Florida.
She was seen walking one block from her family's home at approximately 15:00. Marteliz asked a friend to watch as she walked home; when the friend looked away for a brief moment, Marteliz had disappeared.
Authorities have long had a suspect in her disappearance. The suspect was a family friend of the Marteliz family. Although some evidence was located in the case, he was never proved to be directly involved and has never been charged with any part in Marteliz's disappearance. Members of the child's family have also been cleared.

If you have any information concerning Marteliz's whereabouts, please contact:
Tampa Police Department
Detective R. Stanton
Detective Bob Holland
Email Form

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: 82-65972

NCMEC #: NCMC601814

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

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Tampa Tribune
Tampa Police Department Missing Persons Unit
Florida Missing Children

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