Francheska Sugel Martinez

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Left: Francheska, circa 2000;
Right: Age-progression to age 25 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 9, 2000 from Paterson, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: June 10, 1987
  • Age: 12 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'5 - 4'7, 110 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Francheska had braces on her teeth when she was last seen. Some agencies refer to her as Francheska Martinez-Gissat. She has a mole on her right breast and a discoloration on her left arm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short blue denim miniskirt and a pink top or sleeveless blouse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Francheska ran away from her Patterson, New Jersey home on June 9, 2000, the day before her thirteenth birthday. A few days later, her parents found her clothes in a plastic supermarket bag in their driveway.

    Six weeks after Francheska's disappearance, on July 22, her twin sister Misheila ran away as well. The Martinez sisters are believed to be traveling together. They may be in the Bronx or Brooklyn boroughs of New York City, New York. Their cases remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Paterson Police Department
    973-881-6800

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New Jersey State Police
    The Cliffview Pilot

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 8, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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