Manuel Salado is a U.S. Army Reservists who was last seen October 8, 2007 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Manuel Salado graduated Army Basic Training and returned home to his wife in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Manuel Salado was reported missing after he failed to show up for his weekend Army Reserve Drills. Manuel Salado’s wife, Exondia Jay Salado said that Manuel Salado had returned from Basic Training, then left several days later and never returned.
On October 8, 2007, Manuel Salado had visited a friend and wanted to spend the night at his friend’s house because Manuel Salado was concerned that his wife was trying to kill him. Manuel Salado talked with his wife on the phone and changed his mind and returned to his home. Before Exondia was arrested in Florida for the murder of Manuel Salado, she apparently told two friends that she had shot Manuel Salado and put his body in a plastic box. After about a week, she moved the box to a location outside the city and burned it on a grill. A search of her computer revealed searches for How to dismember a human body, recipes for human body consumption, how to build a BBQ pit, and information on how a body decomposes. Exondia was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with no parole, but Manuel Salado’s remains have never been found.
Manuel Salado was 34 years old at the time he went missing in 2007. Manuel Salado has brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Manuel Salado, contact the Oklahoma City Police Department at 405-297-1126.