Armando Caballero Chavez
Chavez, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 10/25/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/25/1977 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Chavez's nickname is Cheeto. He may use the alias names Juan Carlos and/or Esequeil Chavez. He is a native of Mexico.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Chavez was at his residence in the vicinity of the 1500 block of Grandview in Aurora, Illinois on October 25, 2005. He left with his roommate in his roommate's truck to go to the Chicago Premium Outlets shopping center in the vicinity of the 1600 block of north Farnsworth Avenue. Chavez stated he wanted to meet an unidentified man.
Once they located the individual, described as Hispanic and in his twenties, Chavez asked his friend to return to his vehicle and stated he would be back in a few minutes. He never returned, however, and has never been heard from again.
Chavez's vehicle was left at his residence. His roommate looked for him and tried to contact him via cellular phone without success before informing Chavez's brother of his disappearance; Chavez's brother reported him missing on November 7.
He has a history of leaving home for days at a time, but he has never been gone this long. He emigrated to the United States from Mexico four years prior to his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
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