David Joseph Miera
North American Missing Persons Network
David Joseph Miera

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Above Images: Miera Right; AP to age 46

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 10, 1970 from Dixon, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 7, 1967
  • Age: 2
  • Height: 3'0" (91 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: David has a birthmark in the center of his back.
  • Case Number: SF23414

  • Details of Disappearance
    He was last seen on January 10, 1970 in Dixon, New Mexico. His mother went to the then Embudo Presbyterian Hospital, to give birth, and left David with her boyfriend, Leon “LG” Zerfas. When she returned home, David was gone. Zerfas told her that he had given David away to some family. The story varies wildly from there: David was given to a childless couple of college graduates from back East; a blonde photographer; a family named Felps or Phillips; a family living in a hippie bus, someone in Mexico. Others, including many of Miera’s family members, believe Zerfas killed the child. Those who knew Zerfas, who is now deceased, say he was a violent man who was cruel to children and abused women. David was not reported missing to police for more than a year.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Mexico State Police

    Source Information
    ABQ Journal