North American Missing Persons Network
Hubert Valdez

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Above Images: Valdez

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 29, 2003 from Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 2, 1974
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 155-165 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small scar on the
    bridge of his nose and small scars on his right bicep.
  • Clothing: White T-shirt, black jeans, black air sole
    athletic shoes, baseball cap.
  • AKA: Some agencies may reverse his name, calling
    him "Valdez Hubert".
  • NCIC Number: M-993191108
  • Case Number: 03-023

  • Details of Disappearance
    Valdez was last seen as he was leaving Gilbert's Lounge in the vicinity of the 300 block of east Broadway in Van Horn, Texas, at 2:00 a.m. on April 29, 2003. From a window of an apartment near I-10, a young woman told investigators she could see four men in a scuffle with Valdez the night he disappeared.

    His vehicle was found abandoned that same day, in an open lot near the intersection of Mesquite Street and Frontage Road within Van Horn city limits.

    Three out of the four suspects and the witness have died since. one of the suspects, Simon Flores Ornelas, is still alive. He is a fugitive, in addition to a person of interest. He is in jail in Juarez, Mexico.

    Authorities think Valdez' disappearance may be drug related, or related to jealousy.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    (512) 424-5074
    Culberson County Sheriff's Office
    (432) 283-2060

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    News West9