North American Missing Persons Network
Jose Javier Cruz

Above Image: Cruz, circa 2006

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 19, 2006 from Houston, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 14, 1971
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos on both
    upper arms; birthmark on right lower back; pierced ear.
  • Clothing: T-shirt, denim shorts, brown sandals, and
    a black "Dynamos" hat.
  • Case Number: TDPS-M0606005

  • Details of Disappearance
    Jose was last seen on May 19, 2006 in Houston, Texas; he was supposed to pick up his children from school, but never showed up. The next day, police found his pickup engulfed in flames in a Katy, Texas parking lot. Jose does have a criminal history, but his ex-wife does not believe he fled to avoid authorities. He always kept in touch with her in the past, and was actively involved with raising their daughters. Searches of the area have not turned up any evidence.

    Foul play is a possibility.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    (512) 424-5074

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Houston Chronicle - June 2, 2006