Ryan Jacob Esparza

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Ryan, circa 2007;
Bottom Right: Age-progression 21 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 14, 2007 from Pasadena, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 3, 1990
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt with the word "Jordan" written on it vertically multiple times, blue jeans or red, white and blue plaid shorts, and white Jordan sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ryan was last seen in Pasadena, Texas on June 14, 2007. He met a friend at Highlands Park near Southmore Street and Richey Street at 4:00 p.m., and they played basketball and talked to each other for about twenty minutes. Ryan walked away from the court to take a phone call and never returned. He has never been heard from again.

    Ryan may still be in the local area. He left behind a pregnant girlfriend, who gave birth to his son three months after his disappearance. Ryan was a student at Pasadena High School in 2007. He has no prior history of running away and no history of mental illness. He is considered to be endangered and foul play is suspected in his case, but authorities are no longer actively investigating it due to lack of leads.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pasadena Police Department
    713-477-1221

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Pasadena Citizen
    Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    KHOU TV
    MySpace Page for Ryan Esparza

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 10, 2013; age-progression added, details of disappearance updated.

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