Find Missing Joseph Hurtado!

Find Missing Joseph Hurtado!

Find Missing Joseph Hurtado!
He was walking to his grandmother’s house.
Both his parents thought he was with the other.
But he was gone.
An unidentified vehicle vanished when he did.
It has been 45 years
Since his loved ones last saw him.
It has been 45 years
Since his loved ones last heard from him.
Where is this long-term missing baby?

Find Missing Joseph Hurtado!
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Find Missing Joseph Hurtado!

Missing Person: Joseph Hurtado
Missing Since
09/09/1974
Missing From
El Paso, Texas
Classification
Non-Family Abduction
Sex
Male
Race
Hispanic
Date of Birth
01/05/1973 (47 years old current age)
Age when last seen
1 year old
Height and Weight
2’6, 22 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A red jumper, blue socks and brown high-top orthopedic shoes.
Medical Conditions
Joseph was born with club feet. He was wearing the above-mentioned orthopedic shoes at the time he vanished to help correct the problem. If left untreated, club feet can lead to severe intoeing (pigeon-toes) later in life.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Joseph has a brown birthmark on his back, near his right kidney.

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Circumstances

Joseph Hurtado was last seen walking to his grandmother’s house. It was located in the 800 block of Elmwood Court in El Paso, Texas. This incident occurred on September 9, 1974. Joseph’s mother was washing the family’s car in their driveway at the time, and his father was indoors.

Joseph kept going from one parent to the other. When he disappeared, at first both his parents thought he was with the other one. He has never been seen again. All of his neighbors and his parents, who are now divorced, were ruled out as suspects in his case, and a search of the Rio Grande, which flows behind his house, turned up no clues.

A neighbor reported seeing an unidentified blue Ford on the street, which dead-ends, at the time Joseph was last seen. The vehicle disappeared at the same time Joseph did, but it hasn’t been proven that the car is connected to his presumed abduction.

Authorities believe Joseph is dead and they have a suspect, whom they have not publicly named, in his kidnapping and presumed murder. They presented their case to a grand jury, but the jury didn’t issue any indictments. Police stated the passage of time since Joseph’s disappearance has greatly hindered the investigation. The case remains active but unsolved.

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Appeal

Joseph Hurtado has been missing for 45 years. When he was last seen, he was walking to his grandnother’s house. He must have just learned to walk. Sadly, a tragic misunderstanding may have cost him his life and his parents their son. The unidentified vehicle that vanished when he did may not be confirmed to be connected to his disappearance. But who was the driver of this vehicle? Were there any passenger? If so, who?

Did someone approach Joseph, groom him, and lure him to vanish in order to be in their company? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Joseph Hurtado? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance?

If you have any information, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office: 1-915-538-2217. You may contact the Texas Department of Public Safety–Missing Persons Clearinghouse: 1-512-424-5074. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may contact your local law enforcement or 9-1-1.

NCMEC Case Number: 601771
NamUs Case Number: MP6204
NCIC Case Number: M550840448
Agency Case Number: 83140 (El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)
Agency Case Number: M8703012 (Texas Department of Public Safety)

Joseph Hurtado has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Joseph Hurtado has a GINA Foundation for Missing Persons poster. The above image is courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
Joseph Hurtado has a Doe Network profile. Click here to learn more.
Joseph Hurtado has a NamUs profile. Click here to view.
This is a TUMBLR blog for this long-term missing baby. Click here to learn more.
This is a WEBSLEUTHS page for this long-term missing baby. Click here to learn more.
This is a TAPATALK.COM page for this long-term missing baby. Click here to learn more.
There is a CRIMEWATCHERS.NET page for this long-term missing baby. It is currently having server issues. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on Joseph Hurtado’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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