National Hispanic Heritage Month: Gabriela Gonzalez

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 Gabriela Leticia Gonzalez, a fourteen-year-old girl who disappeared from San Diego, California on April 5, 2002. That day she skipped school for the third day in a row and took off to visit her boyfriend, Juan Vera.

Although she was written off as a runaway at first, so many years have passed that the cops are wondering if something bad happened to Gabriela. She’d be 31 now and has been missing longer than she had been alive.

Vera, who was abusive and has gang affiliations, is a possible suspect. Police looked for Gabriela’s body in the Otay River, but turned up nothing. Last I heard, Vera was in prison, but that was quite awhile ago. I’m not sure what he’s up to nowadays.

2 thoughts on “National Hispanic Heritage Month: Gabriela Gonzalez

  1. Patrick Kerrigan October 8, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I just love these cases, where she wanted to spend time with her gang affiliated boyfriend. Plus, he most likely was several years older than her. Now, most likely she is dead, and he is in jail.

    • Meaghan October 8, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      A lot of fourteen-year-olds are idiots.

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