Elvia Morales

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Left and Center: Elvia, circa 2009;
Right: Age-progression to age 18 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 5, 2009 from Woodburn, Oregon
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: January 30, 1995
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'5, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Elvia has a dark brown birthmark on the inside of her left bicep and a similar birthmark on her upper left leg. She may use the last name Martinez.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An aqua-colored shirt, blue jeans or pants and white sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Elvia disappeared from Woodburn, Oregon on August 5, 2009. That morning, she was home alone with her seventeen-year-old cousin in the 1100 block of Pacific Highway. A friend of her father's, Juan Martinez Martinez, came into the house and said Elvia was leaving with him. He overpowered Elvia's cousin and took Elvia away in a black or dark blue sedan, possibly a Saturn. Her cousin stated Elvia appeared to be unhappy and frightened as she left with him. The day after her abduction, Elvia called her father and said she was okay. She asked to be left alone and said they should not search for her.

    A photograph and vital statistics for Martinez Martinez are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for him on August 6, 2009. He was a family friend and a coworker of Elvia's father, but they hadn't seen him for about two months prior to the abduction. Authorities stated he and Elvia had been in an "ongoing, inappropriate relationship" which her family was unaware of. Martinez Martinez has relatives in California and may have taken Elvia there. He also has a wife and child in Mexico. He is sometimes transient and works as a field worker.

    There is no evidence that Elvia is in physical danger, but she is underaged and authorities and her family are anxious to find her. Her case remains unsolved.


    Juan Martinez Martinez
    Above: Juan Martinez

    Date of Birth: December 27, 1972
    Age: 36 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 145 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Martinez Martinez has a scar on top of his head.


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

    Federal Bureau of Investigation


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted
    KATU 2
    The Oregonian
    KGW 8


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 11, 2015; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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