http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=41510Domingo "Mingo" Raul Ramirez
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Domingo Ramirez was last seen in the early morning hours of June 5, 2004, as he left Cave Junction, Oregon for a camping trip in nearby Kelly Lake. With his beloved three-year-old pitbull, Kandi, at his side, family members say that he was looking forward to the vacation. However, Ramirez never returned home and Kandi was found 8 days later with bullet wounds. Now, cops in Oregon are hoping that someone can help locate Ramirez or two "persons-of-interest" who may shed some light on the young man's whereabouts.
Mystery Surrounds Man's Disappearance
When twenty-year-old Domingo Ramirez left Cave Junction, Oregon on June 5, 2004, his plan was to head to the community of Happy Camp, California for a camping vacation. With him was his beloved companion, Kandi, a three-year-old pitbull. Family members say it seemed like the perfect getaway for the young man...but police say something went terribly wrong.
On June 13, 2004, Kandi was found running loose at the grounds of a nearby snow park. The pitbull had been shot and there was no sign of Domingo. Even more worrisome was the fact that Domingo's vehicle, a 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada, was recovered in Klamath Falls, Oregon...over 40 miles away from the Happy Camp campgrounds. The man driving the vehicle, Juan Miguel Ramon Soto, was arrested.
Despite numerous searches by friends, family, and Search and Rescue units from both California and Oregon, Domingo Ramirez remains missing, but police have a few leads.Jose Luis Villegas-Cavada. Joel Rico-Orozco.Cops Seek Two "Persons-Of-Interest"
A break in the case came when cops identified two men believed to be connected to the missing twenty-year-old. Cops say that Joel Rico-Orozco and Jose Luis Villegas-Cavada were in or near the Happy Camp area at the time of Domingo's disappearance and may have some connection with Ramirez's displaced SUV.
Police believe that one of the men was seen driving a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with Oregon plates around the campsite area where Domingo went missing. Cops are asking for the public's assistance in locating Domingo Ramirez, Joel-Rico-Orozco, or Jose Luis Villegas-Cavada.
Items related to Domingo's disappearance were recovered from Reservation land in Northern California, but what hasn't been found is Domingo's .22 caliber Beretta pistol. Authorities are trying to track down the weapon in hopes that it will provide clues as to Domingo's whereabouts. Cops say this picture of Domingo "Mingo" Raul Ramirez was taken three days before his disappearance.