Cristina Ester Ruiz-Rodriguez

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Cristina, circa 2006;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 18 (circa 2010)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 21, 2006 from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 7, 1992
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Cristina's tongue is pierced. She can speak Spanish and English. Some agencies spell her middle name "Esther."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Pajamas.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cristina was last seen in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on May 21, 2006. She disappeared during the night and has never been heard from again. Cristina may still be in the local area. She was living with her grandparents at the time of her disappearance and liked to socialize with people in online chat rooms.

    Authorities believe Cristina may have been a victim of suspected serial killer Amilcar Matias Torres, who is currently serving a twenty-year sentence in prison for soliciting sex from several teenage girls he met on the internet. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. He's also a suspect in the disappearances of Yeritza Aponte-Soto and Kamyle Burgos Ortiz. However, he has never faced charges in Cristina's case, or in any other homicides or unsolved disappearances. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

    Matias Torres
    Above: Amilcar Matias Torres


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Puerto Rico Office


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Latinoamericanos Desaparecidos
    Gobierno de Puerto Rico
    La Perla Del Sur
    The San Juan Daily Star


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 8, 2015; picture added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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