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Irina and Oscar Vazquez Believed to Have Been Abducted By Their Mother (May be in Mexico)

Case Type: Family Abduction
Full Name: Irina Azura Vazquez
Missing From: Cook County, IL
Date of Birth: June 14, 2006
Missing Date: Feb 22, 2013
Current Age: 6
Race: Hispanic Sex: Female
Height: 3’10” Weight: 45 pounds
Hair: Brown Eye: Brown

NCMEC Case#: NCMC1211577




Irina Vazquez was last seen on the night of February 22, 2013 in Berwyn in Cook County, Illinois. Irina’s younger sibling, Oscar Vazquez, was last seen on June 30, 2011. They’re believed to be in the company of their mother and she may have taken them to Mexico or may still be in the USA. She hs ties to San Antonio, TX.

Irina has a birthmark on her lower back. When Oscar was last seen he was missing is two front teeth. Both children may be going by the last name Carbajal, Vasques, or Carbajal-Vazquez.

Full Name: Oscar Conrado Vazquez
Date of Birth Jun 30, 2009 Sex: Male
Missing Date: 02/22/13 Race: Hispanic
Current Age: 3
Race: Hispanic Sex: Male
Height: 3’2″ Weight: 30 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

NCMEC Case#: NCMC1211577

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either child are asked to please contact:
Berwyn Police Department 1-708-795-5600
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)



Bell County Child Kidnapped In 1985 Two Blocks Away From Her Home


Above photo was taken within one year of Angelica Gandara’s disappearance — Below photo is a age-progression of what Angelica might look like at 33. She turned 39 several days ago.


Classification: Non-Family Abduction

  • Full Name: Angelica Maria Gandara
  • Birthdate: February 5, 1974
  • Missing Date: July 14, 1985
  • Last Seen In: Temple, Bell County, TX
  • Age at Disappearance: 11 years old
  • Age Now: 39 years old
  • Race/Gender: Hispanic Female
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4’10” tall, 85 pounds
  • Hair/Eyes: Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Mole on her nose
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing a black and white short sleeve pullover shirt with the word “Sasson” printed on the front, black shorts, white socks and white shoes.

On July 14, 1985, after visiting her grandmother, Angelica headed to her home in Temple, TX, on foot. The walk was only two blocks away from her house and it was something she had done numerous times before.

She never made it home.

Angelica was allegedly seen in a 1977 Chevrolet pickup truck with an unidentified white male and female. The pickup’s hood, front fender and bed were red and white in color, the doors were blue and white, and the top was white. The pickup was dented, dirty and unkept. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

In 2007,  over 22 years after Angelica disappeared, authorities named serial killer David E. Penton as a possible suspect in her case, as well as several other missing girls. He has been serving a prison sentence in Texas since 1987 and allegedly signed a plea deal admitting responsibility for three missing girls from Texas. He didn’t admit to the kidnapping of Angelica however.


Mugshot of David Penton


David Penton kidnapped and murdered 5-year-old Christi Lynn Meek (pictured) as she played outside an apartment complex in Mesquite where she lived with her mother.

Another suspect, Ramiro R. Ibarra is another possible suspect. In 1997, he was convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old from Waco, Texas. He was an acquaintance of the victim’s family and broke into their home and committed the crime.

Other witnesses claimed to have seen Angelica in San Antonio, TX but those claims are unconfirmed.

As of 2013,  the whereabouts of Angelica Gandara remains unknown.

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact:

Temple Police Department 1-254-298-5500
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243

Agency Case Number: 08503877
NCMEC #: NCMC601422
The Doe Network: Case File 92DFTX

Disappearance Of Nicholas Barclay Still Unsolved

Photo of Nicholas Barclay taken in the Winter of 1993, less than one year before he vanished

13-year-old Nicholas Barclay was last seen playing basketball with his friends in San Antonio, Texas on June 13, 1994. He called his mother to pick him up, but she was asleep and Nicholas’s older brother refused to wake her up. He never made it home and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Nicholas was believed to have run away on his own since he had done that before, but he was never gone for more than a day. Nicholas’ mother said that her son occasionally displayed aggressive behavior in 1994. Nicholas has a juvenile criminal record after he broke into a convenience store and threatened a teacher. His court hearing to determine his placement was set for June 14th, a day after Nicholas vanished. A possibility for Nicholas was for him to be placed in a group home which Nicholas opposed to.

In October of 1997, 3 years after Nicholas disappeared, authorities received a phone call from a young man in Linares, Spain, saying that Nicholas was living at the Spanish shelter after escaping from a child sex ring operation. The man said that the person believed to be Nicholas was abused for years. Nicholas’ sister flew to Spain to pick up the young man believed to be her missing brother and took him home to Texas.

Nicholas’ parents believed the young man to be their son, but other people had their suspicions. The young man had dark brown hair & eyes and spoke with a French accent & European phrasing. The young man claimed that his abductors chemically dyed his hair and eyes, and that he picked up different speech patterns from living Europe for so long. The young man refused to give blood samples voluntarily or have his fingerprints taken to confirm his identity, plus he refused to name his abductors.

Photo of Frederic Bourdin, the imposter pretending to be Nicholas Barclay

In February of 1998, the FBI got a court order to take the young man’s fingerprints and the young man was later identified as Frederic Pierre Bourdin, a 23-year-old French citizen who was posing as Nicholas. Bourdin has a criminal history in Europe and has used various aliases. Bourdin pled guilty to passport fraud and perjury in 1998. After Frederic was exposed, he made several conflicting statements about Nicholas, claiming that he knew Nicholas in Spain and he was alive. He claimed he had proof that Nicholas was dead and later denied knowing anything about Nicholas at all.

Nicholas has never been located and his case remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected in his case and he may still be in the San Antonio, Texas area. Nicholas has tattoos of the letters “J” on his left shoulder, “T” on his left hand between his thumb & forefinger, and the letters “L” and “N” on his outer left ankle. He also has a gap between his front teeth. Nicholas’s nicknames are “Nicky” and “Icky Nicky.” He has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (or ADD).

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – 1-800-THE-LOST