04-14-2012, 11:27 PM #1
CA - Sammy Mercado, 16, Sanger, 12 April 2012
A 16-year-old Sanger boy who reportedly tried to steal marijuana from a southeast Fresno grow site is missing and may have been shot, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said today.
Detectives believe Sammy Mercado and two friends drove to the field at Annadale and Willow avenues about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to steal marijuana, sheriff's Lt. Robert Salazar said at a news conference in downtown Fresno.
Sammy left the vehicle and entered the field's southwest corner, where he was confronted by two men who came out of a hut on the property, Salazar said.
Sammy's friends drove away but returned a short time later. They reportedly heard gunshots and saw Sammy lying on the ground, Salazar said.
Sammy might have been put in the trunk of a four-door white Toyota Camry that a third man had driven to the field, Salazar said. Sheriff's detectives believe that Sammy was shot and injured.
He has not been seen since, Salazar said.
Sammy was reported missing by his family to Sanger police Thursday evening. The sheriff's office was contacted Friday afternoon, Salazar said.
Snipped from: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/04/14/...#storylink=cpy (Photos of Sammy at link)
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04-15-2012, 06:02 AM #2
CA - Sammy Mercado - 16 years old - Sanger - 12-Apr-2012
Reported by: Tony Botti Email: email@example.com
Published: 4/14 10:43 pm
Updated: 4/14 10:48 pm
Search For Missing Teen
04-15-2012, 10:55 AM #3
Teen missing after he reportedly tried to steal marijuana from Fresno grow site
By Eddie Jimenez
Posted: 04/15/2012 07:40:56 AM PDT
Updated: 04/15/2012 07:40:57 AM PDT
A 16-year-old boy who reportedly tried to steal marijuana from a Fresno grow site is missing and may have been shot, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
04-16-2012, 02:13 PM #4
Pot-Stealing Teen Missing, May Be Hurt
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 2:12 AM EDT
By Nicole Garcia
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -Fresno County investigators fear a missing teenager could be hurt, shot, or worse.
04-18-2012, 07:36 PM #5
Man Wanted for Questioning in Missing Teen Case
April 18, 2012, 11:49 am
Fresno County authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a 21 year old man, wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a Sanger teenager.
04-19-2012, 10:28 PM #6
Pickup trucks tied to missing Sanger teen found in orchard
By Eddie Jimenez - The Fresno Bee
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 | 02:53 PM
Two pickup trucks that belong to the family of a suspect sought in the disappearance of a Sanger teenager were found today in an almond orchard west of Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
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04-21-2012, 07:26 AM #7
Flyers Posted of Missing Sanger Teen
Reported by: Kathryn Herr
Published: 4/20 9:50 pm
Updated: 4/20 9:53 pm
Pictures of Sammy Mercado are up around Sanger, including at the spot he visited every day – the Chuck Wagon restaurant.
04-23-2012, 07:19 AM #8
Prayer Vigil Held For Missing Teen's Safe Return
By KSEE News
April 22, 2012
Updated Apr 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM PDT
Sammy Mercado has been missing for ten days. He's Phillip's youngest son.
05-07-2012, 06:33 AM #9
Sammy Mercado's family holds benefit for missing teen
Sunday, May 06, 2012
SANGER, Calif. (KFSN) -- Family members of a missing Sanger teen are working to raise money for a reward in the case. Sammy Mercado, 16, was last seen on April 12 at a marijuana garden east of Sanger.
05-15-2012, 04:37 PM #10
Murder warrant issued for Fresno man in connection to Sanger teen’s disappearance
By Elizabeth Warmerdam
on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 1:01 pm
FRESNO – The Fresno Sheriff’s Office issued a murder warrant on Monday for a Fresno man who has been a subject of interest in the case of a Sanger teenager who went missing last month.
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Sammy Mercado (16) - Sanger CA, 2012
Endangered Missing from Sanger, California since April 11, 2012
Age: 16 -- Height: 6'1" -- Weight: 140 lbs -- Hair Color: Black -- Eye Color: Brown
Sammy was last seen in Sanger, California at 7:30 am on April 11, 2012. He and some friends went to a 5-acre marijuana farm with the intention of stealing some plants. Sammy was interrupted by two Asian men guarding the fields, and one shot at him. Sammy's friends drove away but later came back to look for him. They saw an Asian man driving a car with the trunk open, but couldn't see what was inside the trunk. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found blood and other evidence indicating Sammy was shot and probably killed. Sammy is believed to be deceased, but his body has never been found.
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10-20-2012, 02:41 PM #13
California Murder Suspect Arrested on Pot Charges in Utah
Ernie Chanmany is wanted on murder charges after Sammy Mercado's disappearance.
10-20-2012, 08:24 PM #14
Body of missing Sanger teen believed found east of Fresno
By Eddie Jimenez - The Fresno Bee
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 | 04:32 PM
Investigators believe they have found the body of a missing Sanger teenager in a shallow grave east of Fresno, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said at a Saturday afternoon news conference.
11-27-2012, 03:46 PM #15
The Fresno Bee
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 | 11:04 PM
MERCADO -- Sammy Mercado, 16, of Sanger died Oct. 20. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's New Catholic Church. He was a student and the son of Diana Juarez and Phillip Mercado. Arrangements: Sunset Funeral Services in Fowler.
Rest in Peace Sammy.