Left: Composite drawing of Santana; Right: Age-Progression to 25 years old (circa 2010)
Case Classification: Non-family abduction
Missing Since: October 21, 1985
Location Last Seen: New York
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.
Date of Birth: October 18, 1985
Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 days old
Height at Time of Disappearance: 1'8
Weight at Time of Disappearance: 7 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Born with a medical condition that makes her feet appear somewhat "C" shaped when viewed from the bottom.
Fingerprints: Not available
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Marlene was last seen wrapped in a blue, yellow and pink blanket.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Circumstances of Disappearance
Santana was taken at gunpoint by a female suspect her mother met at Brookdale Hospital in New York. The woman got in a car driven by an accomplice and drove
off in a white 1976 Chevrolet Malibu, with red lettering on its door.
There are no photos of Santana, the images shown are an artist's rendering of what the child may look like.
The abductor was white with Hispanic features and no accent. Her hair was dyed reddish blonde, and at the time she appeared to be in her late 20s.
Composite drawing of abductor
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: New York City Police Department - Missing Persons Unit
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-212-694-7781
Agency Case Number: 748
NCIC Case Number: M172940853
NCMEC Case Number: NCMC601889
NamUs Case Number: MP #7501
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.