Her sister told Mendoza KCENTV that on that day Angelica went missing she stopped at a friends house, visited her grandmother and then began walking home around 5 p.m., but she never made it home.
After the familly searched for her, they called the police.
A witness came forward and told the police they had seen Angelica inside a 1977 Chevrolet pickup truck, with an unidentified Caucasian male and female, about two blocks from her grandmother’s house.
The truck was stated to have several colors with a red and white hood, front fender and red and blue and white and doors with the top of the truck white. According to the witness, the vehicle was dirty with dents.
Also, the day before Angelica was outside with her niece in a stroller when a witness saw a blue truck try to talk wtih Angelica. It pulled up alongside her, but she didn’t respond. The truck even went around the block and came back again and tried to engage Angelica but she ignored him. No one knows who the man in the truck was.
Then an employee at a convenience store in San Antonio said he had seen Angelica several times in Juy 1985. She would get dropped off at the store and she would go inside by herself, while the male driver waited. The employee noticed she looked like Angelica and that she seemed nervous. One time he tried to stall her why he called the police, but the driver got out of the car grabbed the girl and told the employee to not say anyting. This story has never been confirmed by the police and may be a case of mistaken identity.
“To this day, we really don’t know anything more than we did the first day she disappeared,” said Mendoza.
Gandara was 4’10” tall and 85 pounds when she went missing. She has brown eyes and hair and a mole on her nose. She was last seen wearing a black and white short sleeve pullover shirt, black shorts, white socks, and white tennis shoes.