Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
David Ortiz, Jr. went trick or treating at about 5 p.m. on October 31, 2010 and has not been seen or heard from since. He was last seen leaving his grandparents' house on Kimberly Drive. He was headed for a friend's residence but never arrived, according to police. Ortiz was apparently seen by an acquaintance in the downtown area in the 200 block of N. Bullard at about 9 p.m. on Halloween. The police department has followed up on information that Ortiz was sighted in Las Cruces as well as Roswell but he has yet to be found.
Grant County officials searched a landfill in 2011 with cadaver dogs after receiving a tip that the teen's body might be there, but that search did not turn up anything. A tip that his body was in El Paso also led nowhere.
Three days prior to his disappearance, he had won visitation rights to be with his 17-month-old son, Joshua. At the time he was going to graduate from opportunity school and he was thinking about joining the Army. Ortiz left home with no money, no car, no cell phone and no change of clothes.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Silver City Police Department
Grant County Regional Dispatch Center
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