Inez, approximately 1952
Date reported missing : 11/02/1952
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : Unknown
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Inez was last seen in her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 2, 1952. There are different accounts as to the circumstances of her disappearance.
One story was that Inez and her husband were at a bar on Water Street when they got into an argument, and she jumped out of their vehicle and walked away.
Another account has it that Inez last saw her husband at lunch, then went out with friends for the evening and visited two bars. She supposedly became extremely drunk and refused to join her friends when they left the establishment at 11:00 p.m. Instead she left with a stranger at 1:00 a.m. and never returned. She has never been heard from again.
Inez's husband, Juan Andres Jose Garcia, has long the prime suspect in Inez's disappearance. He died in the 1990. In 2014, charred bone fragments were found buried under the dirt floor of the Garcia family's garAge at the time of disappearance: at their former home in the 500 block of Onate Place.
While he was alive, Juan never permitted anyone to go into the garAge at the time of disappearance: . Authorities have sent the bones for testing to determine whether they're human. Bones found in the garAge at the time of disappearance: in 1996 had turned out to be from animals.
Inez's loved ones don't believe she would have abandoned her children. Foul play is suspected in her case; it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Fe Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The New York Daily News
The Albuquerque Journal
The Santa Fe New Mexican
October 12, 2004. April 1, 2014; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map