Tapia, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 09/26/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/30/1955 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 52 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A beige shirt and dark blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Tapia wears a cardiac pacemaker.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tapia was last seen in Miami, Florida on September 26, 2008. He has never been heard from again. His car was found abandoned after his disappearance.
He may be in the company of Ramon Turrucllas, who's described as a black-haired, brown-eyed Hispanic male, 5'10 tall and 180 pounds. Turrucllas's DOB : is January 25, 1949, making him fifty-nine years old in September 2008. Photographs of him are unavailable.
Tapia's disappearance remains unsolved.
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Miami Police Department
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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