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Case File 1862DFCA

Age-Progressed by NCMEC to age 17 (circa 2010) Inset: Bautista, circa 1997

Stephanie Bautista
Missing since February 9, 1997 from San Jose, Santa Clara County, California
Classification: Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Stephanie Bautista was last seen in San Jose, California on February 9, 1997.
Stephanie Bautista and her twin sister, Jennifer Bautista were abducted by their noncustodial father, Heladio Santiago Bautista.
A felony warrant for Kidnapping was issued for the abductor on May 7, 1997.
They may be in Mexico.

 Heladio Santiago Bautista


Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 23, 1972
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4" (163 cm); 140 lbs (64 kg).
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic male. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: He and Jennifer have a nickel-sized mole on their backs.
  • AKA: Francisco Benitez; Santiago; Heladio; Benitez; Francisco

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Santa Clara District Attorneys Office
Child Abduction Unit

Agency Case Number: 97-0409754

NCMEC #: NCMC832667

NCIC Number: M-774694322
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
California Department of Justice

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