Beatrice Marie Lopez Cubelos

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Above: Cubelos, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 24, 1989 from Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 13, 1950
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'5, 110 - 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cubelos wears eyeglasses with large light-colored plastic frames. Her nickname is Bea and her name may be spelled "Beatriz." She may use the last name Cubelos-Lopez. She has previously broken bones in her right hand and her right smallest toe. Cubelos has a tattoo of the words "Lady" and "Ward" on her buttocks and a scar on her neck. Her ears are double-pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tank top or muscle shirt, jeans and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Cubelos suffers from bipolar disorder and other mental health issues. She needs medication to control her conditions and may not have been taking it at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cubelos was last seen in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 24, 1989. That night she, a longtime male friend and another man went to the Silver Fox Lounge in the 1900 block of Fourth Northwest. Afterwards they all went to the friend's apartment near Candelaria and 2nd Street. Sometime between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m., Cubelos asked her friend to give her a ride home. Her friend's car battery was dead, however, and he said they'd have to wait until 7:00 a.m. so he could borrow jumper cables to restart it. Cubelos decided not to wait and left on foot. She may have planned to hitchhike to her destination. She never arrived home and has never been heard from again.

    Prior to her disappearance, Cubelos traveled to various places all over the United States. Sometimes she would take her three children with her, and other times she left them in the care of their grandparents. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Unsolved in the News
    The Alibi
    The New Mexico Daily Lobo
    New Mexico's IndyMedia Weekly News
    New Mexico Missing Person Information Page
    The Albuquerque Journal


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 1, 2016; middle name added, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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