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Cold Case: Tony Andrade Cruz


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Tony Andrade Cruz

May 28, 2003

1229 Tenth Avenue


On May 28, 2003, Tony Andrade Cruz , age 83, was reported missing by his family. Tony Cruz was last seen between 6 and 8 a.m. leaving his residence at 1229 Tenth Avenue. The woman he lived with indicated that Cruz went to a nearby post office (Ninth and E Street) to mail some bills. Tony Cruz has not been seen or heard from since.

Cruz had become increasingly reliant on a walker or cane. He reportedly had contacts in the downtown area and had visited Yuma, Arizona and Ensenada, Mexico in years past. However, there was no indication Cruz had plans to visit Yuma or Ensenada on this occasion.

A large sum of money disappeared from Cruzs account shortly after he disappeared. The suspects in that theft have been identified.