11-30-2015, 12:46 AM #1
CA - Jose Esauro Dominguez, 16, Stockton, 2 Aug 1981
Jose Esauro Dominguez
Missing since August 2, 1981 from Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.
Classification: Non Family Abduction
- Date Of Birth: July 16, 1965
- Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
- Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 116 lbs
- Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic male. Black hair; brown eyes. He has deep dimples.
- Marks, Scars: A brown-colored birthmark on his left cheek.
- Clothing: Gray corduroy pants, gray tennis shoes, black t-shirt with zodiac sign.
- Dentals: Not available
- DNA: Available
Circumstances of Disappearance
Dominguez was last seen around 16.00 on August 2, 1981. He informed his parents that he was going down the street and would return in about two hours. He has never been seen again. Four teenagers were arrested for his murder, but never brought to trial.
According to the Charley Project, there were only two teenagers charged with murder. Their names were Luis Gagliasso and Manuel Sanchez Jr. The article below from 2005 goes into a little more detail about the possible motive (his case is toward the bottom). Apparently, Jose discovered that the relationship between the Luis and Manuel was more than just friends. Both were around Jose's age.
I guess that means that he was killed to keep him from outing the two suspects, but I'm wondering how that actually went about. Did Jose already know that the two were gay and they lured him to wherever he was walking to to that afternoon to kill him? Or did he accidentally find out (i.e., found the two in a compromising position) the day he vanished and they quickly decided to kill him? I'm guessing that the former was what happened since they specifically say they were charged with murder, which implies premeditation. Luis and Manuel sound like they were "frenemies" who deliberately tricked Jose into hanging out with them that day.
The scary part is that this probably took place in broad daylight. Was he lured to a secluded area where there were no witnesses? Or perhaps there were witnesses, but that info was never made public.
12-03-2015, 06:36 PM #2Registered User
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How did the police know these kids did it? If they are still alive, there is a chance at a confession, maybe?
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12-03-2015, 09:57 PM #3
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