Hector Noel Rivera
Rivera, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 01/27/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Ana, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/04/1978 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A silver Century High School class ring, a silver Guess? watch, and possibly a white t-shirt, black shorts, jeans, white New Balance shoes and a black hooded sweatshirt or a long-sleeved red Abercrombie shirt.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rivera may wear gray contact lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rivera was last seen in Santa Ana, California on January 27, 2000. He was driving his black 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a standard cab and the California license plate number 6B31169. The truck is not equipped with a camper shell. He may have been headed to San Francisco or West Hollywood, California at the time of his disappearance.
Rivera has never been heard from again and his vehicle has never been located. There has been no activity on his bank account or on his cellular phone since January 2000.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Ana Police Department
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; West Hollywood Station
Hector Rivera: Missing
California Attorney General's Office
Twitter Account for Hector Rivera
October 12, 2004. February 7, 2020; picture added.
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