(Above: Top: Manuel, circa 2008; Bottom: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2014). Photo Credits: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's missingkids.org website)
Missing Child or Adult Profile as of November 15th, 2018: (Based on Charley Project and/or missingkids.org website profiles)
Full Name: Manuel Ruben Gardea Missing Since: 3/10/2008 Missing From: Perryton, Texas Date of Birth: 1/18/1999 Age (at time of disappearance): 9 years old Age (as of 11/15/2018): 19 years old Height and Weight (at time of disappearance): 4'5, 118 pounds Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Manuel has a brown mark on his arm. TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Perryton Police Department (Texas) at 1-806-435-4002
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Manuel disappeared from Perryton, Texas on March 10, 2008. He is believed to have been abducted by his non-custodial father. Photos and information for Manuel's father are unavailable. They may be in Mexico. The child's whereabouts are unknown and his case remains unsolved.