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Case File 11DMTX

Cerda 1Age-Progression
Left: Cerda, circa 1975; Right: Age-progressed image to age 50 (circa 2010)

Rogelio Realme Cerda
Missing since June 29, 1975 from Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: December 24, 1959
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9; 160 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic male. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Cerda has a scar on the bridge of his nose and a birthmark on his right ankle.
  • Jewelry: When Rogelio was last seen, he was wearing a silver pinkie ring with the word "LOVE" on it.
  • Clothing: Wearing only cut off jeans
  • AKA: Jesus Rogelio Realme Cerda; Roger R. Cerda

Circumstances of Disappearance
Rogelio was last seen on June 29, 1975, at Matagorda Beach in Bay City, Texas. Rogelio went on a supervised trip with a friend's family. He went swimming with friends in the ocean and did not return to the shore. An extensive search of the water turned up no sign of him.
Investigators believe that Cerda drowned in an accident that day. His body has never been recovered.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Cerda, please contact:
Matagorda County Sheriff's Office
Missing Persons Unit

You can remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 75L219

NCMEC #: NCMC600717

NCIC Number: M-090322203
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse

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