North American Missing Persons Network
Francisco Javier Andrade Vega

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Above Images: Left & Center: Vega, circa 2000
Right: Age-progressed to 14 (circa 2003)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 30, 2000 from Baja, California
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: June 27, 1989
  • Age: 11
  • Height: 4'9"
  • Weight: 61 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Large-sized scar on
    right leg and a scar on nose. Mark or scar on upper lip.
  • Clothing: Light-colored shirt, denim shorts and black
    tennis shoes.
  • AKA: Agencies may call him "Francisco Javier Andrade".
  • Case Number: 0009-0850

  • Details of Disappearance
    Vega was last seen riding his bicycle at approximately 8:00 p.m. on August 30, 2000 in the Mexicali area of Baja, California. Witnesses said that Vega was accompanied by Francisco Daniel Phalen Hernandez at the time of his disappearance.

    Hernandez is a convicted child molestor. Authorities believe that he abducted Vega after allegedly telling the child he would give him video games. A felony warrant was issued for Hernandez's arrest on September 25, 2000. He and Vega may still be in the United States, or they may have traveled to Mexico.

    Some agencies may list "Mexicali, Mexico" as the location of Vega's abduction. United States authorities are handling his investigation.

    Abductor1 Abductor2
    Abductor: Francisco Daniel Phalen Hernandez, circa 2000

  • Date Of Birth: January 16, 1969
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Partially removed tattoo
    of a Chinese letter on the left side of chest. Tattoos on both
    wrists. Right middle finger is deformed. Narrow eyelids.
  • AKA: Javier Hernandez Phalen, Damien Javier Jiminez, Javier
    Damien Jiminez, Damien Tapia Jiminez, Mario Torres, Torres Mario,
    Francisco Gonzalez, Javier Hernandez, Damian Jimenez, Montezuma
    Lopez, Javier Villasana, James Phalen, Javier Phalen, Javier
    Hernandez-Phalen, Javier Phalen-Hernandez, Damien Tapia Jimenez,
    Francisco Sanchez Gonzalez, Pancho Gonzalez, Phalen J, Phalen
    Javier, Damien Javier Jimenez, Favier Fernandez Gonzales, Javier
    Damien Jimenez, Montezuma Marcos Antoni Lopez, Phalen-
    Hernandez Javier, James H. Pholen, Javier Villasana Sanchez Jr.,
    Javier Phalen-Hernanez, Antonio (last name), and Easy (last name).

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    San Diego Office
    (858) 565-1255
    Crime Stoppers
    (619) 235-TIPS

    Source Information
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    San Diego Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Missing Without a Trace