|Francisco Javier Sanchez|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Disappeared||April 30, 1992|
|Missing for||29 years|
|Weight||135 - 155 pounds|
Francisco Javier Sanchez AKA Francisco Javier Sanchez-Ramos is a man who went missing during the Los Angeles Riots of 1992.
Francisco Javier Sanchez, a Guatemalan immigrant, was last seen on the street near his west Adam Boulevard apartment he shared with his family in Los Angeles, California on the afternoon of April 30, 1992. His last paycheck was not picked up.
Sanchez disappeared a day after the Los Angeles Riots AKA Rodney King Riots of 1992 started. Between April 29 and May 4, 1992, thousands of people in the Los Angeles metropolitan area looted the city and participated in acts of arson, assault, and murder. Sixty-three people were killed, two thousand and three hundred and eighty-three people were injured, and twelve thousand and a hundred and eleven people were arrested before the California National Guard, the U.S. military, and several U.S. federal agencies restored order, but the military did not leave the city until May 27.
It's not clear if Sanchez's disappearance is connected to the riots, but he has been ruled out as two unidentified bodies found during the aftermath.
- Black hair.
- Brown eyes.
The following unidentified bodies have been ruled out as Sanchez per NamUs or otherwise:
- John Doe #80, found on May 2, 1992 inside a Pep Boys store that was reportedly burned by looters on South Vermont Avenue and 58th Street on the second day of the riots. Investigators recovered pieces of denim pants, light blue underwear and a .38-caliber casing in a pants pocket. The body was cremated July 22. It's not clear if the body has been identified since then.
- John Doe #172, found on August 12 by a demolition crew clearing rubble inside the J. J. Newberry store at 1601 S. Western Ave that was burned by looters on the first night of the riots. The charred and decomposed body of a white or Hispanic male believed to be in his 20s was clothed in a T-shirt and white pants with a green cloth belt. It's not clear if the body has been identified since then.
- Clarke County John Doe (1993)
- Richmond John Doe (1995)
- Hailfax County John Doe (1996)
- Warren County John Doe (1997)
- Prince William County John Doe (2002)
- Fairfax County John Doe (2006)
- Botetourt County John Doe (2007)
- Mecklenburg County John Doe (November 2009)
- Shenandoah County John Doe (2010)
- Mecklenburg County John Doe (2010)
- Alexandria John Doe (2012)
- Fairfax County John Doe (2012)