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« on: May 08, 2009, 09:43:56 PM »

FBI searching for missing Galena Park man
By MIKE GLENN
Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
May 8, 2009, 7:56PM
A Galena Park man whose disappearance has prompted an FBI investigation made a habit of telling his wife where he would be throughout the day, authorities said.

Salvador Rojas, 49, was last heard from about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he called friends to say he was running late to meet up with them.

“He mentioned a flat tire, but he never showed up,” said Pat Villafranca, an FBI spokeswoman.

The call was made somewhere on the Gulf Freeway near Almeda Genoa, FBI agents said.

His car — a silver 2000 Volkswagen Jetta with a spoiler and Texas license plate 1788ZGF — is also missing, officials said.

Investigators later questioned the friends that Rojas was to meet that night but Villafranca said their stories all checked out.

By midnight, Rojas had not returned to his home in the 12300 block of Kayla.

His wife called Rojas’ cell phone but got no answer. Strangers were on the line when the call was returned, officials said.

“They said, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’ Then, they hung up,' ” Villafranca said. “When she tried to call back, they turned the phone off.”

There doesn’t appear to be an innocent explanation for his disappearance, officials said.

“The investigation just doesn’t lead us to believe that he would have left voluntarily,” Villafranca said. “He was in touch with (his wife) all day long, telling her what he was doing and where he was going.”

Rojas owns a small boot business at a southeast Houston flea market.

“We’re not aware of anyone who would wish him any harm,” Villafranca said.

Rojas didn’t have a medical condition that could have played a role in his disappearance, officials said.

FBI agents want to talk to anyone who might have seen Rojas or his car. Crime Stoppers will offer up to $5,000 for information leading to an indictment in the case. Callers to 713-222-TIPS can remain anonymous.A Galena Park man whose disappearance has prompted an FBI investigation made a habit of telling his wife where he would be throughout the day, authorities said.

Salvador Rojas, 49, was last heard from about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he called friends to say he was running late to meet up with them.

“He mentioned a flat tire, but he never showed up,” said Pat Villafranca, an FBI spokeswoman.

The call was made somewhere on the Gulf Freeway near Almeda Genoa, FBI agents said.

His car — a silver 2000 Volkswagen Jetta with a spoiler and Texas license plate 1788ZGF — is also missing, officials said.

Investigators later questioned the friends that Rojas was to meet that night but Villafranca said their stories all checked out.

By midnight, Rojas had not returned to his home in the 12300 block of Kayla.

His wife called Rojas’ cell phone but got no answer. Strangers were on the line when the call was returned, officials said.

“They said, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’ Then, they hung up,' ” Villafranca said. “When she tried to call back, they turned the phone off.”

There doesn’t appear to be an innocent explanation for his disappearance, officials said.

“The investigation just doesn’t lead us to believe that he would have left voluntarily,” Villafranca said. “He was in touch with (his wife) all day long, telling her what he was doing and where he was going.”

Rojas owns a small boot business at a southeast Houston flea market.

“We’re not aware of anyone who would wish him any harm,” Villafranca said.

Rojas didn’t have a medical condition that could have played a role in his disappearance, officials said.

FBI agents want to talk to anyone who might have seen Rojas or his car. Crime Stoppers will offer up to $5,000 for information leading to an indictment in the case. Callers to 713-222-TIPS can remain anonymous.A Galena Park man whose disappearance has prompted an FBI investigation made a habit of telling his wife where he would be throughout the day, authorities said.

Salvador Rojas, 49, was last heard from about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he called friends to say he was running late to meet up with them.

“He mentioned a flat tire, but he never showed up,” said Pat Villafranca, an FBI spokeswoman.

The call was made somewhere on the Gulf Freeway near Almeda Genoa, FBI agents said.

His car — a silver 2000 Volkswagen Jetta with a spoiler and Texas license plate 1788ZGF — is also missing, officials said.

Investigators later questioned the friends that Rojas was to meet that night but Villafranca said their stories all checked out.

By midnight, Rojas had not returned to his home in the 12300 block of Kayla.

His wife called Rojas’ cell phone but got no answer. Strangers were on the line when the call was returned, officials said.

“They said, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’ Then, they hung up,' ” Villafranca said. “When she tried to call back, they turned the phone off.”

There doesn’t appear to be an innocent explanation for his disappearance, officials said.

“The investigation just doesn’t lead us to believe that he would have left voluntarily,” Villafranca said. “He was in touch with (his wife) all day long, telling her what he was doing and where he was going.”

Rojas owns a small boot business at a southeast Houston flea market.

“We’re not aware of anyone who would wish him any harm,” Villafranca said.

Rojas didn’t have a medical condition that could have played a role in his disappearance, officials said.

FBI agents want to talk to anyone who might have seen Rojas or his car. Crime Stoppers will offer up to $5,000 for information leading to an indictment in the case. Callers to 713-222-TIPS can remain anonymous.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 05:11:50 PM »

Texas Equusearch has joined the FBI in a search for a 49-year-old Galena Park man who disappeared Wedensday.
Tim Miller, founder and director of Texas Equusearch, said volunteers set up a motor home this morning at Almeda-Genoa and Interstate 45, which will serve as the command center.

He said searchers will get started shortly after FBI investigators finish speaking with the family. The man made a habit of telling his wife where he would be throughout the day, authorities said.

Salvador Rojas was last heard from about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he called friends to say he was running late to meet up with them.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 04:13:40 PM »

Missing Man's Body Found

May 10, 2009
PASADENA, Texas - Pasadena police said the body of a man found in the trunk of a car is Salvador Rojas, who has been missing since Wednesday, KPRC Local 2 reported Saturday.

Asst. Chief Bud Corbett said that Rojas' hands were bound in the front but the cause of his death is unknown.

The discovery was made at the Park Hollow apartments at 4343 Shaver in Pasadena on Saturday.

Police said residents complained of an odor coming from the car. Patrol officers responded and found the body. Police said they aren't sure why the killer ditched the victim and his car at that location.

Corbett said there is a large pool of suspects.

"The victim in this case apparently has been involved in what has been described as a financial scheme taking advantage of minorities, setting them up with loans that they can't possibly pay back," Corbett said.

But investigators said there's a good chance this may have been a random crime.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30669687/

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