Friday, February 10, 2006

Jesus Alvarado Martinez--Houston, Texas

On February 9 I found an article on family abductions at Continuing on the subject, here is the Charley Project profile of a little boy named Jesus Alvarado Martinez who is believed to have been abducted by his father. (You can view the original at

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 20, 2004
from Houston, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth:
December 7, 1999
Age: 4 years old
Height and Weight: 3'0, 30 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes. Some agencies refer
to Jesus as Jesus Martinez-Alvarado or Jesus Martinez Alvarado. His nickname is
Clothing Description: A gray short-sleeved shirt with white stripes,
dark-colored pants, and black Yu-Go-Oh tennis shoes.

Details of
Jesus was last seen at his home in northwest Houston, Texas on
October 20, 2004. He was living with his mother, Rocio Alvarado, and his
one-year-old sister at the time. Jesus's father, Rocio's husband Avelino
Martinez, was estranged from the family and had moved in with a roommate, Pedro
Vargas, in the Brampton Square Apartments in the 1300 block of Witte in Houston
a few days before. He and Alvarado were having marital problems. A photograph
and vital statistics for Avelino are posted below this case summary.
last saw Avelino, Jesus, and Alvarado together at 9:00 a.m. on October 20, 2004.
Avelino asked to borrow his car to take their daughter to the doctor. They did
visit the doctor and afterwards planned to buy clothes for the children. Later
that day, Alvarado's relatives asked the police to check on her welfare, as they
had not seen or heard from her since the previous evening. She wasn't at her
At 1:00 a.m. on October 21, Vargas summoned police to his
apartment after he found Alvarado's body inside his apartment on his bed. She
had been stabbed twice and strangled with a ligature; the bloody knife was left
behind. She had been covered up with the blankets and Vargas thought she was
only sleeping until her daughter began to cry and she did not wake up.
Alvarado's daughter was unharmed, but there was no sign of Avelino or Jesus.
Investigators believe Avelino murdered his wife and abducted Jesus. A
homicide warrant was issued for his arrest on October 21, 2004. There is a
history of domestic violence between the couple in their ten-year relationship,
and it was some of Alvarado's children, including Jesus, were not biologically
related to Avelino. He is believed to have used Vargas's brown or beige 1993
Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck with Texas license plates numbered
VS2-034 in his flight, but was found abandoned on October 30, on a private dirt
road off Interstate 10 and Wilpitz Road near Brookshire, Texas, in Waller
Avelino and Jesus are believed to be in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico or in
Laredo, Texas, where Avelino has family. Avelino is considered armed and
dangerous and caution is advised when approaching him. Due to the nature of the
charges against his father, Jesus may be in danger.

Avelino Martinez
Above: Avelino Martinez
Date of Birth: August 11, 1973 Age: 31 years old
Height and Weight: 5'8, 200 - 215 pounds Distinguishing Characteristics: Black
hair, brown eyes. Some agencies refer to Avelino as Avelino Martinez-Alvarado.
His nickname is Monsana. He has scars on his stomach and tattoos of crosses on
his right forearm.

Investigating Agency If you have any information
concerning this case, please contact: Houston Police Department 713-308-3600 OR
Texas Department of Public Safety 800-346-3243

You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST
You can print a poster of Jesus here. (Make sure to change your page setup to landscape before printing or some information will be cut off.)
Previous posts on children abducted by their parents:
Samantha Kibalo, abducted by mother - missing from Suffern, New York; mother's car found in Brooklyn - may be in New York City; Illinois; New Hampshire; Boynton Beach, Florida; or Palm Beach County, Florida
Mary Nunes, abducted by mother and stepfather - missing from Whitefield, New Hampshire

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