Diego Alejandro Flores

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Diego, circa 2007;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 7 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 23, 2007 from Victorville, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: July 28, 2005
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'9, 24 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Diego was nonverbal and small for his age at the time of his disappearance. His front teeth are discolored.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Diego and his sister Tammy disappeared from Victorville, California on October 23, 2007. They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Francisco Flores. He never returned them after a scheduled visitation. Photographs and vital statistics for Francisco are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on January 18, 2008.

    Francisco was in the process of a divorce from the children's mother in 2007, and they shared joint custody. Their mother called them daily to check in, however; she stated Francisco is unpredictable and has a volatile temper, and claims he abused her. No one answered the phone when she called on October 23, and she went to Francisco's house and found it vacant. She went to authorities at this time and was given full custody of Tammy and Diego on October 31.

    Authorities learned that Francisco refinanced his home for $100,000 before the abduction and took the money with him. (The house has since been foreclosed.) He had a job at a cable company and had been a model employee for ten years, but when he kidnapped the children he walked away from his job without giving notice. Francisco has dual Mexican/American citizenship and he has relatives in Mexico City. He and the children may be in Mexico, or they may still be in the Victorville area or in Oregon.

    Ontario, California police are investigating Tammy and Diego's abductions and some agencies say they disappeared from there. Their cases remain unsolved.

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    Francisco Flores
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    Above Images: Francisco Flores

    Date of Birth: April 23, 1974
    Age: 33 years old
    Height and Weight: 6'0, 210 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Francisco has a mole on his nose and a mole on each cheek. He may have grown his hair long and grown a beard.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ontario Police Department
    909-986-6711

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Quest International
    California Attorney General's Office
    Child Find of America
    Project Jason

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 26, 2013; age-progression updated.

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