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Freddy Murguia Missing In California (Cold Case)


Freddy Murguia was last seen in Los Angeles, CA on July 24, 1986 and has not had any contact with friends of family since. At the time of his disappearance he had a felony warrant out for his arrest, which led many to believe he voluntarily walked off, but as time went on people became more concerned.

Freddy grew up in Hollywood and was currently living in West Hollywood, in the area of Santa Monica Boulevard and Genesee Street. He, along with his sister and her husband ran a moving business at the time. He regularly attended the popular nightclubs in LA and was well known in the area. In 1986, the same year he went missing, he had a small juice stand-off of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, just below Melrose on Martel. Many people would see him driving his motorcycle around town, his favorite form of transportation at the time.

He was last seen carrying his wallet, ID, credit-cards, house/truck/car keys, and a comb. He may have also been carrying chapstick, handkerchief and a belt. He always carried his pager on him.

Freddy disappeared along with another person named only as “Jose”. Very little is known about Jose aside from him driving a mid size, dark blue, four-door vehicle. The car has never been located. Jose is not listed as missing and has never been seen again according to Freddy’s family.

  • Last Seen In: Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California (USA)
  • Date Of Birth: 03/30/58
  • Date of Disappearance: 07/24/86
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 28 years old
  • Age as of 2013: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5’5-5’8″; 130-140 lbs
  • Physical Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black, full hair; brown eyes. Clean cut, no facial hair at the time of disappearance. Well groomed. Thick eyebrows and dark eyelashes
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing khaki-colored or dark blue pants, a casual light blue or white, button down shirt, with a white t-shirt underneath. Sandals, tennis shoes or dress shoes
  • Jewelry: He may have been wearing a gold ring with a symbol of a pyramid, and a gold chain necklace, with a gold anchor and a rope around it. He also wore a watch. Dark sunglasses, possibly name brand
  • Other: Has silver fillings


Age Progression photos by Martin Bailey in 2009 showing what Freddy Murguia may look like as a mid-aged adult. He will be turning 55 this year.

A MySpace page A Love Lost But Not Forgotten and a Facebook account, both private, is believed to have been created for Freddy by family/loved ones.

Contact Agency:
Los Angeles Police Department
Missing Persons Unit
(213) 485-5381 / 213-485-3225
Case Number: 86-0632325
NCIC # M-211636198

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

Charlie Project
The Doe Network
Missing In California


Ava Miranda Abducted By Her Mother, Lucy Gragg, Two Months Ago


Ava Lucille Miranda (8)

Ava Miranda was kidnapped from her mother, Laura Gragg, in Los Angeles, CA two months ago on November 26, 2012. Los Angeles Police issued a felony warrant for Custodial Interference for Gragg ten days later on December 06, 2012. The two of them haven’t been seen since.

Gragg has ties to Mexico and may be in the Cabo San Lucas area.


Description of Laura Gragg

Relation: Abductor
Birthday: Oct 20, 1966
Last seen: Nov. 26, 2012
Age then: 46 Age now: 46
Race: White Sex: Female
Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)


Description of Ava Miranda

Relation: Victim
DOB: Sep 26, 2004 Sex: Female
Missing Date: November 26, 2012
Age Now: 8 Race: Caucasian
Missing City: El Segundo HT/WT: 4’6” tall, 80 lbs
Missing State : California Country: United States
Hair: Blonde Eye Color: Hazel
Case Number: NCMC1206890

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 1-661-255-1121
Or: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Call your local authorities is you believe you have a sighting.

Identity Of Black Teenager Discovered In La County On September 13, 1975 Remains Unknown




Photo is a computer generated reconstruction created by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children showing what this unidentified female might have looked like alive

Found: Sep 13, 1975
Height: 5’0″ (152 cm)
Eyes: Brown
Race: Black
Sex: Female
Weight: 100 lbs (45 kg)
Hair: Brown
Los Angeles

Over 37 years ago, on September 13, 1975, the remains of an unidentified victim, believed to be a teenager, were discovered in 700 block of Artesia Boulevard in Compton, La County, CA.

According to pathologists, the victim is a black female between the ages of 14 – 17 years. She was discovered wearing a gold metal ring with a large black stone. The black stone had a gold-colored flower within it.   “Jane Doe” was also wearing two metal bracelets, one silver and one gold. She had a 1-1/2” scar on her left foot.

Nobody has ever come forward with the teenager’s identity and it’s possible she wasn’t from the state of California.

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office – Cold Case Unit (California) 1-323-890-5500

Or you may contact:  National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) and/or NCMEC Cold Case Review Unit at 1-877-446-2632, ext. 6235 or 6342

California Toddler Missing Since October Found Underdressed In Stroller With Woman Claiming To Be The Child’s Grandmother

Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra


Photo of Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra, a missing California toddler who was found alive with a woman claiming to be the child’s grandmother at the University of Kentucky in Lexington

LEXINGTON, KY — Two University of Kentucky police officers have found a toddler whose mother reported her missing to the Los Angeles Police Department a couple of months ago.

Campus police officers Jennifer Ockerman and Emily Smith spotted a woman pushing a stroller with a  little girl strapped into the seat on December 27, 2012.  They were concerned because the child was under-dressed in the cold weather. According to reports, she was not wearing shoes, socks or a jacket and without hesitation, the officer’s approached the two of them.

“It was obvious that the infant looked like she had been out in the weather for a while,” University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe said. “Her face was red, she was showing some signs of potential frostbite or hypothermia. So, we did take the initiative to go ahead and get the child some medical treatment.”

The woman, identified as 62-year-old Maria Baltierra-Dejesus, tried to shield the toddler’s face, claiming to be the her grandmother and refused to answer questions. She was immediately placed under arrest.

The child was identified as 17-month-old Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra and upon further investigation, authorities discovered that the Alouette is a missing child from California. Her mother had apparently reported her missing to the Los Angeles Police Department 10 weeks prior on October 15, 2012.

Alouette has been placed in the temporary custody of Kentucky Child Protective Services while Baltierra-Dejesus faces charges of child endangerment and custodial interference. She could face felony charges in California for taking the child.

Meanwhile, authorities are still trying to figure out why Baltierra-Dejesus, who had a New York address, was in Kentucky or whether she really is the child’s grandmother. They did find Alouette’s birth certificate in Baltierra-Dejesus’s possession along with the a passport with evidence showing she tried to leave the country twice.

Baltierra-Dejesus has been “very uncooperative,” said Monroe.

“We’re not sure exactly who she is at this point. We’re still trying to locate that,” Monroe said. “It’s very strange … Honestly, it was just kind a coincidence that she ended up here.”

“This is an example of where the responding officers followed a gut feeling that something just wasn’t right with the situation,” Monroe said Friday.

Alouette Day Moreno Baltierra is said to be doing good and will be reunited with her family soon.