Left and Center: Marcus circa 1991, Marcus circa 2012
Right: Age Progressed to age 25
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: December 6, 1991
Missing From: Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California
Classification: Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: January 14, 1991
Age: 9 months old
Height and Weight: 2’6″ and 22 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, light brown colored hair, Blue eyes, Marcus has problems with his thyroid and pituitary glands and may require medical attention to help with the problems, he has a dimple on his right cheek, it’s possible his hair has been dyed a darker color since his abduction and his eyes might have become darker as the years went on, he might be small for his age.
NCMEC Number: 762587
Details of Disappearance
Marcus was abducted by his non-custodial father, Sergio Farina, from Hollywood, California on December 6th 1991. He picked the child up from his estranged wife, Patricia Rose’s home to take him to the pediatrician. He never returned Marcus back to her home and never contacted her again.
Rose went to his apartment in search of her son and found the rooms inside to be empty. She also found a stick note taped to a mirror which said “Ha! Ha! Ha! Youll never find us. Merry Christmas!” He and Marcus were never seen again. A warrant was issued against Sergio for kidnapping charges on December 12th 1991, 6 days after the abduction occurred. Another warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued against Sergio by the FBI on October 27th 1993.
Sergio is described as being Hispanic, stood between 5’10” and 5’11” and weighed between 165 and 185 pounds at the time of his sons abduction. He has brown hair which was balding and Hazel eyes and he was born on December 14th 1957 which made him 33 years old when he took his son. He is a Uruguayan National is known to speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Sergio might use the last names Salerno, Silva, and of the alias Pedro Bispo. He has a college degree in astronomy but was known to have many other interests and occupations such as acting and trading in previous gems, he was also known to enjoy exotic plants.
Marcus and Sergio might be in South America; specifically in Brazil or Uruguay or in a city known as Aquila which is located in the province of Abruzzo in west central Italy.
Patricia was attempting to gain primary custody of Marcus at the time of his abduction and she fears that Sergio will not seek medical attention for him and that he will die from his thyroid condition. In 2012, a photograph showing Marcus at age 21 was found but the details surrounding the discovery are unknown. His disappearance remains unsolved and his current whereabouts are unknown.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office 213-974-7424
Los Angeles Police Department 213-485-4302
Federal Bureau of Investigation 310-996-4235
Hollywood Police Department 213-485-2603