Jesus Merino-Mendoza

Missing Since: July 25, 2007
Missing From: Portland, Oregon

Jesus Merino-Mendoza
Jesus Merino-Mendoza
Jesus Merino-Mendoza
Jesus Merino-Mendoza aged to 16 yearsAged to 14 years

  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: February 4, 2004
  • Age Missing: 3
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 3'0"
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
Identifying Characteristics:

He has a faint V-shaped birthmark on his forehead.


A blue jersey style tank top, blue shorts, and sandals.


Jesus was allegedly abducted by his father, Jesus Merino-Leyva (photo and information below). A felony warrant was issued for Leyva on July 31, 2007.  Investigators believe Leyva poses an immediate threat to the child's safety. At the time Jesus was taken, Leyva violated an existing restraining order. CAUTION IS ADVISED.

Investigating Agencies:
  • Portland Police Department: 1-503-823-0446
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
Case Numbers:
  • NCMEC Case #: 1076073

Abductor Information:

ABDUCTOR: Jesus Merino-Leyva

Jesus Merino-Leyva 

Abductor Description:
  • Date of Birth: December 25, 1969
  • Alias/Nickname: Chu Cho
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Hispanic

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