FBI San Antonio
FBI San Antonio Press Office
January 13, 2021

FBI Seeks Public’s Help in Locating Missing Laredo Man

LAREDO, TX—The Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio Division, Laredo Resident Agency Office, is seeking information from the public about a man who went to Mexico to visit relatives and has not been seen since.

Francisco Javier Villarreal is a 31-year-old U.S. citizen who is approximately 5’4” in height and approximately 140 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair but is known to shave his head, so may have been bald when he went missing. Villarreal was doing personal training and was planning on opening a business. He also has multiple tattoos on his neck, chest, and right forearm and was last seen wearing an all-black athletic track suit.

Prior to his disappearance on December 11, 2020, he had been staying at a local hotel in the Reforma area in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and had been driving his white 2013 Volkswagon Beetle (License Plate Nuevo Leon SDG-461-A) to a nearby business.

Although the whereabouts of Villarreal are unknown at this time, it is believed he may still be in Mexico and may be the victim of a kidnapping.

The public is urged to call FBI San Antonio Division at 210-225-6741 with any information. Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov. Individuals who provide information may remain anonymous.