North American Missing Persons Network
Inocente Richmond Yanez

Above Image: Yanez, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 5, 1999 from Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 29, 1972
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Hispanic/Native
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Bi-racial. Surgical scars
    on both wrists. Speech impediment.
  • Clothing: Light blue "Route 66" brand Levis.
  • AKA: "Shawn", "Chavez", "Gomez"
  • NCIC Number: M-182880974
  • Case Number: 99-0083 / CR01-805

  • Details of Disappearance
    Yanez was last seen at his mother's residence in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on January 5, 1999. Yanez's mother returned home after her work shift and discovered that the lights and television were on, but Yanez was not inside the residence. He has never been heard from again. Yanez left his coat and cigarettes behind at the house.

    Several of Yanez's relatives told authorities that he mentioned a friend planned to give him a ride from his home on the day of his disappearance. Investigators considered Yanez's case suspicious, as it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tahlequah Police Department
    (918) 456-8801
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
    (800) 522-8017

    Source Information
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation