Elian Amilcar Majano
North American Missing Persons Network
Elian Amilcar Majano

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Above Images: Right; AP to age 11

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 21, 2006 from Irving, Dallas County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 15, 2003
  • Age: 2
  • Height: 2'0"
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: He was last seen wearing a white
    T-shirt, orange or yellow flower print shorts and
    spiderman sandals.
  • Case Number: 0620647

  • Details of Disappearance
    2-year-old Elian Majano and his 4-year-old brother Alexis were taken to Lively Park, off O'Connor Road in Irving on June 21, 2006, by their mother and her boyfriend. The boys decided to play in a nearby wooded area. Two-year-old Elian and his older brother wandered off. But when playtime was over, Elian was nowhere to be found.

    Alexis told searchers that he last saw his brother on a trail leading to some nearby woods. This led officials to believe Elian was lost in the woods.

    Days after his 2-year-old brother disappeared, Alexis Majano pointed toward a sinkhole and told a detective, "Elian fell". Irving police believe that Elian was abducted or that he fell into a sinkhole created by a broken sewage line, though there is little evidence to support either theory.

    CPS officials took Alexis into protective custody after concluding the children were playing unsupervised in the park. It is unclear how long the children were left unsupervised in the park on June 21. His mother, Yancy Majano testified that she and boyfriend let the children out of the truck without getting out.

    Bloodhounds tracked Elian's scent to the sinkhole near the truck and farther into the park at the playground, but police have said the dogs may have been hitting on Alexis' scent.

    Elian's parents are immigrants from El Salvador and only spoke Spanish.

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

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Crime and Justice Forums
    The Dallas Morning News