Saul Sanchez Jr.

saul_sanchez_01Saul Sanchez Jr. is a U.S. Navy Veteran who went missing along with his wife, Abigail Sanchez, from a theater in Juarez, Mexico on the evening of May 24, 1994. Saul O. Sanchez Sr., the father of Missing Veteran Saul Sanchez Jr. said that Saul and Abigail were given theater tickets by a federal police officer. They went to the theater and were never seen again.

Saul Sanchez had invented a device that could be used to monitor cell-phone conversations. Saul’s father said that his son had developed an electronic device to monitor conversations from airplanes and sold it to the federal police for drug investigations. The device was successfully used to intercept the calls of drug-traffickers. His expertise was sought after and the Mexican authorities wanted Saul Sanchez to set up an extensive communications network in Mexico. Saul’s godfather, Jaime Hervella said that Saul was courted by all kind of people who were interested in his inventions. After completing his service in the U.S. Navy, Saul and Abigail Sanchez moved to Mexico to be closer to Abigail’s family.

Over the years, many different theories risen about their disappearance. One theory was that they were killed, another was that they were kidnapped and moved to another part of Mexico where Saul Sanchez Jr. was forced to work for a mysterious client.  According to an article in the New York Times Magazine, more than 200 people from Juárez had disappeared between 1993 and 2000.

If you have information about the whereabouts  of Saul Sanchez Jr. or his wife, Abigail Sanchez, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in El Paso, Texas at 915-832-5000

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