Left: Irma circa, 1993
Right: Age Progressed to age 22
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 21, 1993
Missing From: Medina, Orleans County, New York
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: November 30, 1980
Age: 12 years old
Height and Weight: 5’0″ and 100 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic Female, Black hair, Brown eyes, Irma has a scar on her left knee
NCMEC Number: 795406
Details of Disappearance
Irma was allegedly abducted by a man, Andres Escobar, from Medina, New York on October 21st 1993. She was last seen as she walked home from school that day. She never arrived to her home and has never been seen again. Investigators believe Escobar was responsible for the kidnapping since he was seen driving a black pickup truck with unknown Georgia state license plates in the area of her school during that day.￼
In November of 1993, one of Luna’s friends received a phone call from the child. She apparently said she was still with Escobar but the call ended abruptly. She has never been heard from again after this. This was the second time that Escobar kidnapped Luna. In April of 1993, Escobar initially abducted her from her North Carolina home. She was found safe and he was arrested and charged with kidnapping.
Escobar threatened he would abduct her again and would not return her until she gave birth to three of his children. He was born on May 1st 1957 making him 36 years old at the time of the abduction. He is described as being Hispanic and had black hair and brown eyes. He stood at 5’3″ and weighed 130 pounds. He may use the aliases Margarito Toldeo Valle, Andy Calixto, Andres Menites, Arturo Jimenez, Andres Calixto, Antonio Jimenez, Andres Escobar Calixto orAndres Escobar Benites.
The FBI issued a warrant for Escobars arrest on November 5th 1993. He might be driving a white 1989 Ford Mustang with a dent on the drivers side door. He has remained at large and hasn’t been seen since he abducted Irma. Investigators believe that Luna might have chosen to leave with Escobar on her own accord. It’s still considered a kidnapping since she was a minor at the time and her parents didn’t give legal consent for her to leave with him. Escobar is still wanted on kidnapping charges.
Irma’s abduction remains unsolved and her current whereabouts are unknown.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Medina Village Police Department 716-798-2424
Federal Bureau of Investigation 716-856-7800