FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
December 28, 2016

News Release on Re-Initiating Murder Investigation

The Michigan State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northern Ohio Violent Crimes Task Force are re-initiating the investigation of a murder that occurred during the fall of 1997 of a Hispanic male believed to be from the McAllen, Texas area.

The unidentified, Hispanic male victim is further described as being approximately 30 years old and 5’7” – 5’8” tall. Through investigation it was determined the victim may have been married with children.

It is believed the victim was traveling to the Chicago area; however, he also drove to the Toledo, Ohio and Michigan areas. The victim was driving an older model, blue or black Ford Taurus when he was murdered in Michigan.

The public is being asked to look at the Michigan State Police composite sketch of what the victim is believed to have looked like at the time of his death in 1997.

If you have any information related to the disappearance of a Hispanic male from the McAllen, Texas area during the fall of 1997, please contact the FBI, Toledo Resident Agency at 419-243-6122. Any questions regarding this press release please contact SA Donna Sullivan, at telephone 216-622-6722, e-mail: donna.sullivan@ic.fbi.gov.

Boletin De Prensa

La Policia Estatal de Michigan y el Buro Federal de lnvestigaciones, Equipo Operativo de Crimenes Violentos del Norte de Ohio, estan reiniciando la investigaci6n de un asesinato que ocurri6 durante el otofio de 1997 de un hombre hispano que se cree procede del area de McAllen, Texas.

lnformaci6n mas detallada de la victima hispana, quien no ha sido identificada, indica que aproximadamente tenia una edad de 30 afios y una altura de 1,70 m. a 1,72 m. Mediante previas investigaciones, se determine que la victima podria ser casado y con hijos.

Se cree que la victima estaba viajando hacia el area de Chicago; sin embargo, tambien manejaba hacia las areas de Toledo, Ohio y de Michigan. La victima conducia un modelo viejo Ford Taurus, de color azul o negro, cuando lo asesinaron en Michigan.

Se le solicita al publico que observen el bosquejo de lo que se cree que era el aspecto de la victima en el momenta de su deceso en 1997.

Si usted tiene alguna informaci6n en relaci6n con la desaparici6n de un hombre hispano precedente del area de McAllen, Texas, durante el otofio de 1997, rogamos se ponga en contacto con la Oficina Satelite en Toledo del Buro Federal de lnvestigaciones al numero 419-243-6122.

Por cualquier pregunta acerca de este boletin, favor de contactar Agente Especial Donna Sullivan, telefono 216-622-6722, correo electr6nico donna.sullivan@ic.fbi.gov.

Unidentified Hispanic Male Victim