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Jesus Merino-Mendoza
Jesus Merino  Mendoza
Jesus Merino  Mendoza
Jesus Merino-Mendoza, age progressed to six years
Jesus Merino-Mendoza, age progressed to nine years
- Circa 2007 -
Age-progressed to 6 years
Age-progressed to 9 years

MISSING since July 25, 2007 from Portland, Oregon

NCMEC Case #NCMC1076073

Classification:
Family Abduction
Hair Color:
Brown
Age Missing:
3
Eye Color:
Brown
Gender:
Male
Height:
3'0"
Race:
Hispanic
Weight:
30 lbs.
Date of Birth:
February 4, 2004

Identifying Characteristics:
He has a faint V-shaped birthmark on his forehead.
Clothing/Jewelry:
A blue jersey style tank top, blue shorts and sandals.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. His photos are shown age-progressed to six years and nine years, respectively. Jesus was allegedly abducted by his father, Jesus Merino-Leyva (photo and information below). A felony warrant was issued for Leyva on July 31, 2007.  Jesus was reported missing by his mother after Leyva took the child from her home and did not return. Investigators believe Leyva, who has also been entered as missing, is mentally unstable, and poses an immediate threat to the child's safety. At the time Jesus was taken, there was a Multnomah County Restraining Order in place, prohibiting Leyva from having contact with either Jesus or his mother. CAUTION IS ADVISED.
Abductor Information:
Jesus "Chu Cho" Leyva
Circa 2007
Name:
Date of Birth:
December 25, 1969
Alias/Nickname:
Chu Cho
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
180 lbs.
Hair Color:
Black
Eye Color:
Brown
Gender:
Male
Race:
Hispanic
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Detective Mike Weinstein, Portland Police Department: 1-503-823-0446
Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

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