Amalia Monserrat Marquez

Above: Marquez, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 1998 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 4, 1955
  • Age: 42 - 43 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic (Puerto Rican) female. Gray hair, brown eyes. Marquez may use the alias names Amalia Marin and/or Talia Marin Bey.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Marquez was last seen in Los Angeles, California during April 1998, three days prior to her forty-third birthday. She has never been heard from again. Marquez was the president of ClearGreen Inc. prior to her disappearance; ClearGreen followed the teachings of the author/guru Carlos Castaneda and led seminars based off his methods.

    Castaneda died of liver cancer on April 27, 1998, but his death was not made public until June. April 1998 was the same month Marquez and did four of his other disciples disappeared. All of their telephone numbers were reportedly disconnected on the same day. The other individuals' photographs and information are unavailable. It's unclear whether they were ever found.

    Marquez's family lives in Puerto Rico and are still searching for her. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Sustained Action: an Investigation Into the Legacy of Carlos Castaneda
    Wikipedia entry for Carlos Castaneda


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 5, 2006; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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