Felix Francisco Grullon
Grullon, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 04/13/2004
Missing location (approx) :
West New York, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/02/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A watch with a silver band and a silver face.
Medical conditions : Grullon is an alcoholic. He quit drinking shortly before his disappearance and was experiencing hallucinations as a result.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Grullon wears eyeglasses for reading. His nickname is Nino. Grullon was born in the Dominican Republic.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Grullon was last seen was last seen at approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 13, 2004 at his residence in the vicinity of 60th Street and Hudson Avenue in West New York, New Jersey. His mother went to visit him that morning, and found the front door open and Grullon gone. He has never been heard from again.
Grullon left behind all his belongings, including his keys, clothes, toothbrush and passport, and there's been no indication that he left the country after he went missing.
He was fired from his job at the West New York Department of Public Works a few weeks before he disappeared, and planned to go to the unemployment office on April 13, after making a court appearance relating to a child support issue. His telephone had been disconnected because he couldn't pay the bill.
Later in 2004, his family got a call from someone they didn't know who said Grullon was in the hospital. Police checked area hospitals, but Grullon wasn't a patient in any of them or in any nearby rehabilitation centers.
Little evidence is available in Grullon's disappearance. His family fears for his safety.
Other information and links : ncy
West New York Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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New Jersey State Police
October 12, 2004. May 20, 2019; picture added.
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