Jennifer Bautista

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Left: Jennifer, circa 1997
Right: Age-progression to age 17 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 9, 1997 from San Jose, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: October 26, 1993
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'5, 26 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jennifer has a nickel-sized mole on her back.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jennifer and her fraternal twin sister Stephanie were both abducted by their non-custodial father, Heladio Santiago Bautista. A photograph and vital statistics for Heladio are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on May 7, 1997. Heladio, Jennifer, and Stephanie have never been heard from again. They may be in Mexico.

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    Heladio Santiago Bautista
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    Above: Heladio Santiago Bautista

    Date of Birth: November 23, 1972
    Age: 24 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 140 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Heladio has a nickel-sized mole on his back. He may use the aliases Francisco Benitez or Heladio Santiago.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Clara Sheriff's Department
    408-299-2436

    OR
    Santa Clara District Attorney's Office
    408-299-2502

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    Vanished Children's Alliance

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 29, 2010; age-progression updated.

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