Noel & Daniel Santiago- Hawaii- 2002 Nov 19, 2015 11:43:35 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 19, 2015 11:43:35 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Daniel Santiago (Missing) Photo Credit: missingkids.com)
(Pictured: Above: Noel Santiago (Missing) Photo Credit: missingkids.com)
(Pictured: Above: Victorio Santiago (Father of Santiago boys) Photo credit: Missingkids.com)
From the Charley Project:
Daniel is missing with his brother, Noel Santiago, and their father, Victorio Santiago. They were last seen leaving their home in the Pearl Harbor area of Hawaii sometime before 1:00 a.m. on July 12, 2002. Victorio was estranged from his wife, Ruby Santiago, Noel and Daniel's mother, in 2002. Their marriage had initially been happy, but the couple began fighting after Ruby enlisted in the United States Navy. Victorio did not believe she was spending enough time with their children. He eventually began to physically abuse her and she filed for a restraining order against him.
On July 12, Victorio traveled to Ruby's home at Radford Terrace in Pearl Harbor to attempt to convince her to drop the restraining order and reconcile with him, but instead they argued. Victorio allegedly assaulted Ruby, hitting her so hard she later had to seek medical attention. She ran away from him and locked herself in the bathroom, and he took their sons and left. Victorio had previously taken his children for up to several hours at a time and always returned them safely, but because of his attack on Ruby the police began searching for him immediately. None of them have ever been heard from again.
The Santiagos may be traveling in Victorio's rental car, a light green four-door 2000 Daewoo Leganza with the license plate number JGS-405 and the temporary base number 4705. It disappeared with them and has never been located. It had been rented from Thrifty Rental Car.
Victorio is originally from the Philippines and he, Daniel and Noel may be in that country. They may also still be in Honolulu. There have been no sightings of any of them since their disappearances and Victorio's family says they have no idea where he and the boys are. Victorio left behind several notes lamenting the failure of his marriage and his separation from his children. He also wrote he was suicidal and asked that his body be cremated after death, but there is no hard evidence that he killed himself. Investigators in the cases have stated, however, that they do not believe the Santiagos are in Hawaii alive.
Some agencies classify the Santiago children's cases as family abductions and Victorio as their abductor. However, the circumstances surrounding their disappearances are unclear. Noel, Daniel and Victorio's cases are all unsolved.
Thoughts? This case was featured on the January 26th, 2008 episode of America's Most Wanted. We have to hope that Victorio didn't harm the children. The boys were 7 and 11 when they went missing so they are obviously young enough to remember their mother. They are now 20 and 24 so if they are still out there, they may longer be with Victorio.
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