Scroll down to see the photos and read the stories of homeless people in Mexico that are believed to be from the US or Canada. If you recognized the person, or believe they may be a match to a missing person, please forward this story to them. Also, included in this post is a few stories and photos of missing people who were know to be going to Mexico before they disappeared, and are still missing.
UPDATE 1/17/17 – After receiving another photo of the man sitting on the ground in front of a bar, he has been ruled out as being missing John Terry, by his family.
UPDATE 12/24/16 – We have a new man on this post that appears to be American lost in Mexico. He was seen in Tijuana.
“We have been seeing this American man who is no older than 25 he is in rough shape he needs to go back to America he needs help. Today his eyes were both purple and blue.He is going to end up dead on the streets here if he doesn’t go home.I asked him his name he replied his name was John.Here is the best photo we could get of him.”
Please note that I know a front photo of him is imperative to make a match so I am waiting for one from the person that sent this photo. They now know he goes by the name of John. (Received photo above and John Terry has been ruled out by his family.)
UPDATE 12/16/16 – I have received a photo of a woman who looks homeless and is believed to be American. She is Nuevo Laredo which is a city located in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It’s right by the banks of the Rio Grande, across from the United States city of Laredo, Texas.
A message was translated and it read: Translate : Gorda Melendez wrote, “The other day she went to my work, No one can help her because she only speak English, She have a AT&T line (American) She wants to make a call , she can used it because she didn’t pay she used my phone she spoke with a Man asking why he didn’t pay for the phone I think he ask her how she’s been she only repeat yes , yes , yes and said that she was waiting for the transfer . That was it, she thank me and she left. She have a temper.”
Another message posted said: Gabriel Quintero Mtz wrote, “I work in a gym I’m a trainer she paid for a week, she came back in a month, they didn’t let her paid for another week because of the way she looks. The thing that got my attention was that she run in the treadmill for 20 min , like a professional runner, then I was like it’s weird that a “homeless ” workout like that , she only speak English, she did a good workout , she didn’t bother anyone.”
Although there is not a full frontal photo, I am hoping that I will get one in the next few days.
Over this year, I have been getting photos of men that are believed to be American stranded in Mexico, and I have attempted to try to match photos of known men that have gone to Mexico and are now missing.
Noel Shankle, 28, has been missing since February 2012. He was last seen in Carrollton, Texas and last heard from by his daughter.
“He has a 4-year-old and calls her every night to say goodnight,” Nelly Shankle, Noel’s mother told the Valley Central.
The family knows he rented a car from Hertz in Harlingen and drove into Mexico to get dental work done. A trip he has taken in the past. The 2011 silver Nissan Altima he rented was not turned back into the rental car company. The family does not know if he is still in Mexico or not, but there is a good possibility.
There is also James Robert Stacy. He was last seen driving between Ciudad Victoria and Matamoros Mexico on January 25, 2014.
As there seems to be more and more photos of men in Mexico that the photo takers believe may be from the US and are homeless.
One such person is in this photo above. The post reads, “This guy is in Taumalipas México. He DOES NOT speak Spanish.”
There is also this man (photo above) This man has since passed away in Oct. 2016. – “an American White Male in Mexico and don’t know his name or anything. He weighs now only about 90 to 100 lbs, this man needs help. Some people purchased him some food, but they are trying to get him identified. Apparently, if he don’t know his name, may have been due to trauma of some sort, they nicknamed him Henry, he can’t remember anything and to speak only English is a dead giveaway. This man don’t belong over there and someone has to help get him to a hospital for DNA.”
He was thought to be Carl Wiegand (Photo below), but after multiple attempts to contact the family, I never got a response from them. On Dec. 15, 2016, someone spotted the post about Carl and knew Carl’s father and forwarded the information to him. I was able to speak with Carl’s father and subsequently get more photos from Shelia Bradley. After looking at the photos Carl’s father has ruled out the man as being Carl. Sadly, during the research into whether the man pictured above was actually Carl or not it was found that the man was killed by a car while he was standing in the street in Nov. 2016. Thank you Shelia Bradley for all your help on this case and getting more photos and finding out what happened to the man.
Carl Jonathan Wiegand from Texas was last heard from on March 9 near Falcon Dam. He was in Monterrey visiting family. He was going to cross back into the U.S. at Falcon Dam but then was redirected to cross at the Roma crossing. Carl was expect to appear at a funeral for an uncle but he never showed up nor had he been in touch with any family members.
There is also this man (photo below) “Someone to be looking for, this guy walks in Guasave Sinaloa, in the center is the spends more x the market, speaks only English and apparently suffers from their mental faculties, let us help you to get back with his family.” Guasave Sinaloa is located in the north-western part of Mexico
Could this man be Jonathan Barmaki who disappeared from Jacumba in San Diego County next to the border fence and his car was found abandoned with his dog, Sandy deceased inside? It was later determined the dog died from natural causes.
Here is a photo of Jonathan. Is he the man in the above picture?
And here is another man in this video that was found on the streets of Nuevo Laredo.
As more photos come to me, I will add them to this post. Hopefully, with them all on one page, it can be shared to family’s that believe their missing loved one is in Mexico, and a match can be made.