Naum Rafael Mendez
North American Missing Persons Network
Naum Rafael Mendez

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 1, 2008 from Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 15, 1974
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 158 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Black; straight with blonde highlights.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mendez is known to dress as a woman.
  • Clothing: Mendez was last seen wearing a red dress,carrying a
    silver purse, and wearing a blonde wig. Tattoo of a flower on right side
    of chest.
  • AKA: Gaviota
  • Case Number: 08-1896

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mendez, 33, was last seen at Matteos Restaurant, 233 S. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, on Friday February 1, at about 10:30 p.m., where he works as a waiter. Mendez spoke with a relative at 11:30 p.m. the same night. Authorities said that Mendez also works part-time in a club in Lake Worth, where he is employed as a dancer and is known by the name “Gaviota.”

    On Wednesday the 19th, 2011, Juan Carlos Camacho was sentenced to 15-years in jail for murdering Naum. Juan pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is facing a second-degree murder charge which could make him spend up to 30-years in jail. Naum was reported missing since 2008. Juan was arrested in July 2010 after he admitted to murdering Naum Mendez. Juan dumped Naum’s body on the side of a busy road after the murder. The body has yet to be found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Boca Raton Police Department
    Detective Giumenta

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