Patagonia man missing in Sonora

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:34 am

A Patagonia man who went to Nogales, Sonora three weeks ago to meet a friend hasn’t been heard from since.

Now his loved ones on both sides of the border are asking for the public’s help in finding out what happened to him.

Hector Dominguez De la Ossa, 22, crossed into Mexico at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, said Micaela De La Ossa his “nana” who adopted him as a boy,

“He was supposedly going to see a friend, but I don’t know what friend,” she said.

De la Ossa said Dominguez called her daughter, who lives in Nogales, Sonora, at about 3:30 p.m. to say that he was in town, though it wasn’t clear where or what number he was calling from.

All he said was “just that he was there in Nogales, Sonora, that he was going to see someone … and that’s it until now. We haven’t heard anything,” De la Ossa said.

De la Ossa reported him missing to C4, the municipal police headquarters in Nogales, Sonora, and her daughter notified the U.S. Consulate, she said. But so far, they have no leads.

“I don’t know what to do, I just don’t know,” De la Ossa said. “I’m very anxious, very worried.”

Flyers posted around Patagonia by Dominguez’s girlfriend describe him as 5’11, approximately 150 pounds, with short brown hair, light brown eyes, a moustache and goatee. He has his nickname, “Tito,” tattooed on his left forearm.

On the day he went missing he was reportedly wearing a black cap, white T-shirt, denim pants and black Jordans sneakers. De la Ossa said Dominguez was broke at the time he crossed the border, and had just pawned a TV for $50 in pocket money.

A search of state and federal court records did not reveal any pending criminal charges against Dominguez.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call the police, the U.S. Consulate or De la Ossa at (520) 604-2104 or (520) 394-2142.

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