National Hispanic Heritage Month: Jorge Acosta

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month I’m featuring a Hispanic missing person every day from September 15 to October 15. Today’s case is Jorge Acosta, a twelve-year-old boy who disappeared on November 1, 1992 from Los Angeles, California.

I’ve wondered about Jorge’s case for a long time because he’s always been listed as a runaway, and continues to be listed as such, but he was only twelve years old, and he’s been gone for 25 years now. That is very unusual.

I wish I knew more details about his disappearance. If he’s still alive, Jorge would now be 38 years old.

4 thoughts on “National Hispanic Heritage Month: Jorge Acosta

  1. Tracy September 15, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Yes, 12 yr old kids do run away, but most of them are found and returned home (or to foster care), or return on their own. This long? Sounds like very bad news. So sad.

    Have you ever encountered a murder ( and I know you focus on the missing) where the family asserts that their family member was murdered, but there’s absolutely no record of the murder? I’m wondering if murder information can be as unreliable able as the missing info from other sources – as you’ve often mentioned.

    Thank you. As always, I do enjoy and appreciate your work. I hope your health is better.

    • Meaghan September 15, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      I have not encountered such a murder case, but I don’t study murders as a job. It might have happened.

      I’ve been feeling much better these days. Not puking anymore.

      • Tracy September 15, 2018 / 9:43 pm

        Thank you.

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