Missing Since: November 2, 1986 from San Francisco, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: October 9, 1971
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5'11, 145 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Swimming trunks and cut-off gray Nike sweatpants.

Details of Disappearance

Barela was last seen at Ocean Beach near San Francisco, California on November 2, 1986. He left his parents on the south end of the beach at 2:30 p.m. to take his dog for a walk, and never returned. On the day Barela vanished, the Vuarnet Pro-Am surfing tournament was being held at Ocean Beach.

Barela has a history of running away from home, but police believe he disappeared in 1986 under suspicious circumstances and not voluntarily. It is also possible that he drowned, but few clues are available in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
San Francisco Police Department