North American Missing Persons Network
Laura Ayala

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Above Images: Ayala, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 10, 2002 from Houston, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 1988
  • Age: 13
  • Height: 4'0"
  • Weight: 90 lbs.
  • Hair Color: medium length black straight hair with brown
    streaks or highlights
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium complexion. She has
    braces on her top and bottom teeth.
  • Clothing: Jeans and blue with white check dress.

  • Details of Disappearance
    On March 10, 2002, at 10.15 pm, Laura Ayala left her home for the Conoco gas Station at 2610 Broadway to buy a copy of the Sunday newspaper for her spring break project. After several minutes passed her mother went to look for her at the station. The clerk reported that she did come into the store alone, purchased a newspaper and left. Her mother very concerned, contacted relatives who began a search. Family members soon found her sandals and the paper scattered on the route to the store. Houston Police Department was then notified of her disappearance. In February 2003, drops of blood located in a SUV belonging to the father of a man arrested with two others for six murders were determined to match her DNA. The suspects were very uncooperative when questioned about her case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Houston Police Department
    Homicide Division

    Source Information
    The Crime Library
    Texas EquuSearch