North American Missing Persons Network
Jose Ortiz

Above Image: Ortiz, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 28, 2005 from New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 140-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light complexion, thin beard
    and mustache.
  • Clothing: Black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and bandana.
  • Case Number: 06-0072

  • Details of Disappearance
    Ortiz was abducted while riding his bicycle on December 28, 2005, on Poplar Street, near Lombard Street. He may have been seen in a 90s-model four-door silver Ford Taurus.

    There are numerous unsubstantiated rumors, including that Ortiz was shot and placed in the water. A city firefighter saw three males force Ortiz into a silver Ford Taurus. Ortiz lived at 417 Lombard Street in New Haven with his mother at the time, and their home was near a firehouse. The suspects are described as males between the ages of 15 and 21. Through interviews with family and friends, there is an indication that he may have owed someone money. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Haven Police Department
    (203) 946-6316

    Source Information
    New Haven Police Department
    New Haven Register 01/05/06
    New Haven Register 02/13/06