Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
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Missing Persons Clearinghouse, Texas Department of Public Safety
Irving Police Department (Texas)
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