Above: Justin Romero in 2005 (left) and another image circa 2009 (right)


Above: Moises Romero in 2005 (left) and another image circa 2009 (right)

Justin Manuel and Moises Arnulfo Romero

Last seen in San Francisco, California on February 15, 2005

Vital statistics: Justin is a hispanic male. He was born on Feburary 15, 1996. Black hair, brown eyes. He has a lazy right eye. Was nine at the time. Moises is a hispanic male. He was born on December 9, 1994. Black hair, brown eyes. His head was shaved when he vanished and he has a scar on his eyebrow. His nickname is "JR." Was seven at the time.

NCIC numbers: M-535775282 (Justin) and M-095781378 (Moises)

Circumstances: They were taken to Mexico along with a younger sister by their non-custodial father, to visit their paternal grandparents, Arnulfo and Maria Romero. Photos and vital statistics for them are not available. After six days, the girl wished to come home and her father brought her back, but the boys remained in Mexico with their grandparents. Before they could be returned, their father was killed in a drunk driving incident. The paternal grandparents however refused to return the boys. Their mother has traveled to Mexico to find them but they are believed to be moving frequently to avoid detection.

If you have any information as to Justin and Moises' whereabouts, please contact the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7200. Any information received can be kept confidential.


Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
California Missing Persons Registry
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Help Me Bring My Two Sons Home

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