3 Pierce County men sharing carpool missing since Sunday
Detectives at the Lakewood Police Department are investigating the disappearance of three Pierce County men, all of whom usually carpool to work in Seattle.
Jesus Bejar Avila, 25, of Lakewood, Yazmany Quezada Ortiz, also 25, of Tacoma, and Christian Alberto Rangel, 19, of University Place, haven't been seen since Sunday.
According to Lakewood police spokesman Lt. Chris Lawler, the three men left in Ortiz's pickup Sunday and made it to work at Lake Union Wholesale Florist at 414 Boren Ave. N. in Seattle. At 3:15 p.m., their shifts ended and they drove away together as usual.
But after that, no one saw them.
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The three clocked out at 3:15 p.m. Avila called his girlfriend, as he always did, to ask about dinner.
"He just called to see if I would be at the store so I could make something to eat," says Getsemani Ortiz-Torres.
The men are warehouse workers at Lake Union Wholesale Florist in Seattle, a respected, established business. Their tearful boss calls them "great kids" with no reason to skip town.
Rangel has a baby on the way. Bejar is married with a little boy who is the apple of his eye.
Submitted by KOMO Staff
Wednesday, December 15th, 07:02pm
<snipped>Lakewood police are searching for three men who haven't been seen since they left work Sunday afternoon.
Their car was found abandoned at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of James St in Kent on Tuesday and Lawler says they were seen briefly at the complex.
No news on these three guys. Hoping they are okay.
KENT, Wash. -- Ten days have passed since three men vanished on their way home from work.
No signs of the missing men have turned up, and their family members are heartsick at the thought of spending the holidays without them.
Human remains found in Kent may be missing men
Three families are waiting to hear whether the bodies found in Kent today are the remains of three men missing since December.
Three sets of remains were found Thursday at Rainier Nursery in Kent. The facilities manager says itís a 50 acre property. The bodies were found in a remote area that employees do not frequent this time of year.
The nursery is just over a mile away from where their truck was found shortly after they disappeared.
Originally published March 11, 2011 at 9:58 PM |
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By Christine Clarridge
Seattle Times staff reporter
<snipped>The families of three men who have been missing for three months will have to wait until at least Monday before getting confirmation their loved ones' bodies were found at a plant nursery near Kent.
<snipped>But sources close to the investigation have told The Seattle Times the remains are those of the missing men.
King County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said his office is operating under the assumption the remains are those of the missing men and that they were homicide victims.
March 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM
Posted by Sara Jean Green
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The King County Medical Examinerís Office confirmed Friday that three bodies found at a Kent-area nursery on March 10 were those of three men who disappeared in December on their way home from work in Seattle.
Rest in Peace Jesus, Yazmani and Cristian.
Man charged in killings of three nursery workers
Prosecutors have charged a man suspected in the deaths of three men whose bodies were found at a nursery in Kent.
Alberto Avila-Cardenas, 36, of Lakewood has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jesus Avila-Bejar, 25; Yazmani Quezada-Ortiz, 26; and Cristian Rangel, 19. He is currently in federal custody on an unrelated charges.
Avila-Cardenas is scheduled to be arraigned on May 26.
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