Irma Luna

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.

Investigating Agency

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

Medina Village Police Department 716-798-2424

Federal Bureau of Investigation 716-856-7800

Source Information

For The Lost(Jahi)

The Doe Network

The Charley Project (archived)

From Whispers to Roars