North American Missing Persons Network
Mario Ernesto Avalos

Above Image: Avalos, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 16, 2005 from Modesto, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: August 4, 1994
  • Age: 11
  • Height: 4'8"
  • Weight: 90 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing: Blue jacket, white shirt, tan pants.
  • Case Number: 05119225

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mario was last seen on November 16, 2005 in Modesto, California. He was at his school, James Marshall Elementary, preparing to leave on a field trip. He told a friend that he was going to meet his dad in the park to leave for Mexico instead. The father, Jorge Buenrostro Rodriguez Avalos (aka Steven Rodriguez, 3/26/1975), is a Mexican citizen. Mario's mother has sole custody of him. They are believed to be headed for Jalisco, Cojumatlan or Michocan, Mexico.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Modesto Police Department
    (209) 572-9500

    Source Information
    Modesto Police Department