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3399DFNJ - Francheska Sugel Martinez

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Name: Francheska Sugel Martinez
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: June 9, 2000
Location Last Seen: Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Physical Description

Date of Birth: June 10, 1987
Age: 12 years old
Race: Hispanic
Gender: Female
Height: 4'7"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark brown with light brown highlights.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Mole on her right breast and discoloration on her left arm.


Dentals: Available. Wore braces at the time of her disappearance.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Pink sleeveless blouse, short blue jean miniskirt, and shoes.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Francheska Sugel Martinez, also known as Francheska Martinez-Gissat, left her home before 10:00 a.m. after telling her twin sister, Misheila, she was going to the store. At 10:00 a.m., Misheila saw her from the kitchen window of their house at at 17th Avenue and East 22nd Street. Their stepfather arrived at the store a few minutes later and was told by the store owner that Francheska had never arrived. At 1:30 p.m., Francheska phoned home saying she was at Great Falls with friends. She asked Misheila not to tell anybody and hung up.

The clothes Francheska was wearing when she was reported missing were found outside her mother's house in a bag. They were not ripped and her shoes were missing. Family members haven't heard from her since.

Francheska had told a friend that she was interested in going to the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 11th. Friends have reported that Francheska had been dating a 22-year-old man, unknown to her family.

Francheska is described by family members as very friendly. The seventh-grader had never stayed out late and always came home after school. There were no family issues and she was doing well in school.

Her twin sister, Misheila Martinez went missing on July 22, 2000, and it is believed that they may be traveling together.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Paterson Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Sergeant Pablo Maute
Agency Phone Number: 973-321-1111
Agency E-Mail: pmaute(at)
Agency Case Number: 2442-OOM

Agency Name: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Rosa Santiago
Agency Phone Number: 787-772-2253
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: M060800501
NamUs Case Number: 6352
NCMEC Case Number: NCMC917531

Information Source(s)

New Jersey State Police

Admin Notes

Added: 9/10/10; Last Updated: 2/12/16

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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