North American Missing Persons Network
Nicolas Marcel Santin

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Above Image: Santin; Right: aged to 18 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 17, 2005 from Steelton, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Parental Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: March 15, 1993
  • Age: 12
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears eyeglasses. Speaks
    English only.
  • Clothing: Black "Nike" brand strap sneakers, blue jeans, a
    long-sleeved t-shirt, and a black coat. Carrying a red suitcase,
    a small black and red Allen Iverson backpack, and a small
    TV/DVD/MP3 player.
  • AKA: "Nico"

  • Details of Disappearance
    On the afternoon of December 17, 2005, Andres Santin picked up his grandson, Nicolas Marcel Santin, from the boy's residence in Steelton, Pennsylvania, for a trip to El Salvador where Andres Santin owns a home. The two were expected to arrive in San Salvador, El Salvador before Christmas and were to return to Pennsylvania by January 7, 2006.
    On February 8, 2006, a criminal complaint and federal arrest warrant for Andres Santin were issued by the United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charging him with international parental kidnapping.

    Abductor: Andres Santin

  • Date Of Birth: January 3, 1943
  • Alternate DOB Given: March 7, 1943; July 3, 1943;
    July 1,1943; October 19, 1946
  • Age: 62
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears reading glasses.
    Thick moustache. Mole under right eye.
  • Medical Conditions: Diabetic
  • AKA: Andres Santin-Arguera, Andres Arguera Santin,
    Arguera Andres Santin, Andres A. Santin, Andres Arguera,
    Jose O. Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz, Jose
    Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez Ortiz, Jose Ortix
  • Other: Illegal alien who has been living and working in
    the United States for approximately forty years. He speaks
    both English and Spanish. Santin has ties to the boroughs
    of the Bronx and Brooklyn in New York City, and El Salvador.
    Known to travel using aliases and false documentation, and
    may attempt to obtain a new identity.

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    (215) 418-4000

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