Jennifer Bautista

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


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.


    Heladio Santiago Bautista
    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.


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

    Santa Clara District Attorney's Office


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


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

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

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