Jobane Castanda-Ortiz
North American Missing Persons Network
Jobane Castanda-Ortiz

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Above Images: Ortiz, circa 1998; age-progressed to 14 years (circa 2010)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 26, 1998 from Harvard, Illinois
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: June 25, 1996
  • Age: 2
  • Height: 2'0" (61 cm)
  • Weight: 30 lbs (14 kg)
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Jobane has a
    birthmark on his upper arm.
  • Case Number: NCMC852676

  • Details of Disappearance
    The child was allegedly abducted by his father,
    Isidro Mendoza Castenada. An FBI Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was issued for the abductor on June 9, 1999. They may have traveled to Estado de Mexico, Mexico. Jobane and Isidro are Biracial. They are White and Hispanic. Isidro has a birthmark on his left cheek. He may use the alias last name Gallo or Mendoza.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Harvard Police Department (Illinois)
    (815) 943-4431
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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