Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Negrete was a freshman at UCLA in 1999. He lived on the sixth floor of Dykstra Hall dormitory on campus, which is located near the intersection of Gayley Avenue and Strathmore Boulevard. Negrete had been playing a computer game with a friend for several hours. The game ended at approximately 4:00 a.m. on December 10, 1999 and he logged off of his computer at that time.
Negrete's roommate awoke at 9:00 a.m.
and discovered Negrete had disappeared. Authorities believe he left his room between
4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. that day. All of Negrete's personal belongings were left behind
in his residence. Investigators found his wallet, his keys and his shoes in the dorm room.
Search dogs tracked Negrete's scent to Sunset Boulevard and Bellagio Street in Los Angeles, but no other evidence was located. Authorities released a sketch of a possible witness in Negrete's case in 2000. The unidentified white man was seen inside Dykstra Hall at 4:35 a.m. on December 10. Investigators do not know if the individual is connected to Negrete's case or if he did indeed witness anything, but they would like to question him. A sketch of the man is posted below. He is described as being approximately 35 years old in 1999 and 5'8 with a heavy build. The man was wearing a shiny gray jacket with a turquoise-colored design.
Negrete did not have a car at UCLA. His family said they could not uncover any hidden secrets he may have had at the time which would have lead to his disappearance. Police suspect foul play.
Above: Sketch of possible witness
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
UCLA Police Department
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Michael Negrete's Family's Web Site
California Dept. Of Justice