MP of the week: Manuel Estrada

This week’s featured missing person is Manuel Enrique Estrada, a 79-year-old recent immigrant to the U.S. (from what county, I don’t know) who disappeared from Chino, California on September 18, 2012. He apparently just left the house one day, perhaps for one of the long walks he liked to take, and never returned. He didn’t suffer from dementia or anything like that, but I don’t have much on this case.

6 thoughts on “MP of the week: Manuel Estrada

  1. Patrick Kerrigan January 10, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I like that he was allowed to just wander around on his own, after only being here for two months. I wonder who was supposed to be watching him.

    • Meaghan January 10, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      My boyfriend’s dad often does interpreting for the local Hispanic community. Once he had to help someone report their sister and brother-in-law missing. They were visiting from Mexico and didn’t speak or read a word of English. In spite of this they decided to drive from Van Wert to Lima, an hour’s drive up the interstate, and visit the mall then come back to Van Wert, by themselves. They did not return and were reported missing.

      The sister and brother-in-law were found a day later. They made it to Lima okay, but missed the Van Wert exit on the way back and, unable to read any of the signs, just kept driving until they finally ended up in CHICAGO, two states and six or seven hours west of where they were supposed to be. There they found someone who spoke Spanish and told them how to get home.

    • Meaghan January 10, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Given Mr. Estrada’s age, I wonder if he didn’t just go for a walk out into the countryside and keel over and die from a stroke or a heart attack or what have you.

  2. marsyao January 10, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    This remind me a lady friend of mine back in Texas, she could read English all right though, she just got her driver’s license, and decided to drive to a nearby city alone, this was her first time driving on the highway, and she supposed to be back in one hour, but she did not return until like five house later, I asked her what happened, she said she missed the exit, and she knew she should take the next exit and then drove back on the opposite direction, but “Traffic is so heavy, I dare not taking the next exit” so she kept driving until like 2-3 hours later when she felt safe enough to make an exit and drove back

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