Ernest Lopez Salado Sr.
North American Missing Persons Network
Ernest Lopez Salado Sr.

Above Images: Salado, circa 1998

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 29, 1998 from Indio Hills, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 19, 1937
  • Age: 61
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Salado may have a moustache.
  • Clothing: Tan work pants, a white t-shirt and white tennis shoes.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Salado was last seen leaving his residence on Dillon Road in Indio Hills, California on October 29, 1998 at approximately 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM. Salado has never been seen again. Salado's 1988 maroon Chevrolet truck with California license plates 5P84746 was discovered abandoned in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1998, two weeks after he vanished. The vehicle was located off of Interstate 10. Salado's .22 caliber revolver was missing from the truck and there were possible traces of blood inside the vehicle.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department
    (909) 955-2450
    Indio Sheriff's Department
    (760) 863-8990

    Source Information
    CA DOJ