Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez
Gonzalez, approximately 2004; Escobar's truck
Date reported missing : 04/16/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/16/1965 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An orange and blue t-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Gonzalez had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He wears a removable lower dental bridge and has scars on his abdomen and arm. Gonzalez is Mexican national.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gonzalez was last seen at a Wendy's restaurant in the Greenspoint Mall area of Houston, Texas on April 16, 2004. He was accompanied by Mauro Escobar and Silvia Perez at the time. Gonzalez had a large amount of cash on him; he was planning to buy farm equipment, and Perez knew where he could get some.
All three of them disappeared that day and have not been heard from since. Escobar's blue or gray 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe with the Texas license plate number TBZ-77X, which the the three of them had been riding in, was found stripped and abandoned a few days later, in a wrecking yard in Humble, Texas. A photo of the Tahoe is posted with this case summary.
Gonzalez and Escobar both resided in Roma, Texas in 2004. All three cases are unsolved. Foul play is possible.
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Houston Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
Click 2 Houston
News 8 Austin
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October 12, 2004. April 14, 2016; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.