Select It Sunday: Angelica Longoria

This Select It Sunday was chosen by Gus, Angelica Maria Longoria‘s brother. All the databases I can find claim she disappeared from El Monte, California on November 23, 1985 (see below). She was was fifteen in 1985, but for some reason the bigger photo of her on her NCMEC poster is of her at the age of nine or ten. (I think she’s older in the inset photo.) The only reason I can think of why they might have done that is, unlike the other photos that are available, the older photo clearly shows Angelica’s chipped tooth. If Angelica’s height and weight at the time of her disappearance are accurate she was quite small for her age, only 4’8. I was taller than that at eleven years old.

In approximately 2006, Justin Jackson-Mann, a Charley Project blog reader and my good friend, wrote to law enforcement asking for information about her disappearance. He got this response:

The missing case was reported in 1999, However she was last seen in 1983 (according to our reports). The missing is now 36 yrs old. We were close to finding her in Illinois when she left her home quickly with no forwarding information and we believe that she does not want to be found.

And that’s all I have.

El Monte PD profiles Angelica Longoria

Per the Unsolved in the News blog, I have found a more recent photo of Angelica Longoria on the El Monte Police Department’s website. It’s of her at age fifteen; apparently in the NCMEC poster’s photo, she was only nine or ten! Why they would use such an old picture when a more recent one was available is a mystery to me.

The El Monte PD site also profiles the unsolved 1958 murder of Geneva Ellroy, who is the mother of famous author James Ellroy. He was ten or so when she died, I think. He was visiting his dad at the time. I have never read any of James Ellroy’s books, but I saw the movie of L.A. Confidential and it was excellent. Somehow I don’t think they’re going to be able to solve Geneva’s murder. Her killer is probably dead now, or vegging in a nursing home.