Lopez-Arenas, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 12/22/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/30/1985 (36)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly an ankle bEthnicity : let and a rosary.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lopez-Arenas may use his last names together or separately. He has a slight scar on his left arm from an iron burn.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lopez-Arenas was last seen in the 3000 block of west Colorado Avenue in Denver, Colorado on December 22, 2007. He left to go for a walk with a friend and never returned. He disappeared after a traffic crash has never been heard from again. His friend, Jesus Nava-Gamboa, disappeared at the same time and has not been found either.
At the time of his disappearance, Lopez-Arenas frequented the Viva Villa bar and restaurant. Few details are available in his case.
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Denver Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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