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    Ruben Gallegos (19) - Pearl Harbor HI, 1992

    Ruben Gallegos

    Endangered Missing

    Missing From: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Missing Since: May 1, 1992

    Age: 19 -- Hair Color: Dark Brown / Black -- Eye Color: Brown

    Ruben was last seen at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on May 1, 1992. At 8:45 am, Ruben received $80,000 for the purpose of cashing Navy payroll checks. Two armed military escorts went with him to the Navy Exchange Administration Building at Pearl Harbor, where Gallegos locked himself inside the cashier's cage.

    Witnesses said that some time after that, Jenaro Torres, a former Pearl Harbor police officer, who was armed with a handgun, was seen escorting Ruben from the building. They had a brown satchel. Military police were notified and arrested Jenaro Torres when he tried to enter Pearl Harbor about 3:00 pm that day.

    Investigators found a brown satchel in the trunk of Torres' car containing all but $1,998 of the stolen money. They also found a Smith & Wesson handgun with one live round and three spent cartridges that had recently been fired, an electric shocking device, a portable police scanner and Gallegos' wallet and hairbrush.

    Torres was initially charged in 1992 with kidnapping, but pleaded no contest to reduced charges of theft and carrying a firearm without a license. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison and three years' probation. In December 2005, an Oahu grand jury indicted Torres for the 1992 murder of Ruben, whose body was never found. Jenaro Torres was convicted of killing Ruben Gallegos in 2007.

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