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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    MA - Jesus De La Cruz, 6, Lynn, 28 Sept 1996

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1482DMMA


    Jesus De La Cruz
    Missing since September 28, 1996 from Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
    Classification: Non Family Abduction


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: January 3, 1990
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0"; 60 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic Male. Brown hair; brown eyes. Left ear is pierced
    •Marks, Scars: Scar above the left eye; birthmark on his left calf, and another one on the left side of his forehead.
    •Clothing: White t-shirt and blue jeans with brown high-top shoes
    •Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    De La Cruz was last seen in Lynn, Massachusetts in the company of a white male on Park Street on September 28, 1996.
    Prosecutors named a suspect in the disappearance of the boy, but couldn't come up with enough evidence to charge the man.
    A playmate told police he last saw Jesus at about 18.00, walking away with a man who had promised him a new bike. With them was a dog with one white eye and one brown eye. A dog matching the description given by the playmate was found by police at one of the addresses the suspect had given as recent homes.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Lynn Police Department
    Captain Mark O'Toole

    NCMEC Number: NCMC823722

    Source Information:
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Massachusetts State Police
    The Daily Item 9/28/02
    Mass. Live
    North Shore 1/26/07

    Suspect named at link above.

    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: Initial inquiry underway
    Fingerprints: NA

    Lots of archived articles but I could only find pay per view at this time.

    Jesus has been missing almost 14 years. Come home soon sweetie.
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  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    Jesus De La Cruz has been missing for 19 years now.

    I'm confused on how an obvious POI has essentially been let go by investigators. Was the other child's account of the events seen as untrue?

    ETA: You might need a subscription to read this article. It was written on September 23rd.

    "Racing for the prize: Amesbury team enters Fireball Run"


    As with each year, there is a more serious side to the Fireball Run as each team rolls sporting a decal with a missing child’s vital information. Team Amesbury is riding in support of the family of Jesus De La Cruz of Lynn who was born in 1990 and has been missing since 1996.

    "I do remember that this was a pretty big story in the day," Morrill said. "A lot of the people that I have spoken with since we have been given our missing child have said they remember that story and it was big doings in 1996. There is a lot of behind that is what I am being told."

    With the alleged murder of Dorchester's Bella Bond dominating the Boston news market, a father and soon to be a grandfather himself, Morrill said he understands that the plight or missing or abused children has found its way into people's hearts once again.
    Last edited by JusticeWillBeServed; 10-03-2015 at 05:15 AM.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    After 20 years, Jesus De La Cruz is still missing


    Jesus De La Cruz was last seen on Sept. 28, 1996, on Park Street in Lynn toward the town common. Police believe he was lured away by a man promising Jesus a new bike.

    "The friend gave us a statement they were on the common and approached by a white male with long dark hair," Chief Kevin Coppinger said. "He had a dog with two different eyes, a white eye and a brown eye."

    Coppinger was a Lynn lieutenant when Jesus was lured away and as desperate as he is for closure from an investigative standpoint, his heart aches for the family who's missed him all these years.

    "You just think what if? What if he was 26 years old today? What did you miss over the last 20 years," Coppinger said.

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