Benita Cervantes Villa
North American Missing Persons Network
Benita Cervantes Villa

Above Images: Villa, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1, 2005 from Pomona, California
  • Classification: Suspicious
  • Date Of Birth: March 9, 1962
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mole on left side of nose
  • Case Number: 05181908

  • Details of Disappearance
    Benita was last seen on Augist 1, 2005 in Pomona, CA. Also missing are her two sons Jose Granados, and Francisco Granados.

    The is family considered "persons of interest" in the death of a 15-year-old girl.
    The body of Yanely Ulloa of Santa Ana was found August 5, 2005, inside the trunk of her then-boyfriend's 1984 BMW abandoned in the 900 block of West Mission Boulevard in Pomona.
    The boyfriend, 25-year-old Jose Martin Granados, and his family disappeared shortly after the killing and have not been seen since.
    Yanely Ulloa had run away with Jose Granados about a week before her death. Detectives tracked Granados, his mother and his brother to Cuernavaca, Mexico, but were unable to find them. They are believed to still be living in Mexico.
    Jose Granados and his family members are not considered suspects in Ulloa's death, but are believed to know the circumstances surrounding her death.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pomona Police Department
    (909) 620-2095

    Source Information
    CA DOJ
    Sun, The (San Bernardino, CA) - Friday, August 28, 2009