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#1 Jenn

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

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Maria Theresa Santos

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Above Image: Santos, circa 2004

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

# Missing Since: October 15, 2004 from Los Angeles, California.
# Classification: Endangered Missing
# Date Of Birth: March 25, 1960
# Age: 44
# Height: 5'3"
# Weight: 115 lbs.
# Hair Color: Black
# Eye Color: Brown
# Race: Asian - Filipino
# Gender: Female
# Distinguishing Characteristics: Fair complexion.
# AKA: Roxas; Maria Roxa Santos
# Case Number: 040232766
# NCIC Number: M-284404751

Details of Disappearance
Maria Santos was last seen on Friday, October 15, 2004, in the 900 block of South Serrano Avenue, leaving for work. Ms. Santos and her daughter had been staying with Ms. Santos' boyfriend for the last two weeks. Ms. Santos took a bus headed toward Beverly Hills and left her daughter with her boyfriend. Ms. Santos' boyfriend became concerned when she failed to return home. Her family believes that she is a responsible person, and would never leave her daughter without making contact.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:00 AM

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Glendale, California – Body Found, Suspect Arrested in 1996 Disappearance of Esperanza Torio

Posted on January 5, 2011 by admin

Announcement: In August of 1996 Esperanza Torio was reported missing to the Glendale Police Department by her sister. Esperanza, a single mother of two teenage boys, was 39 years old and living with her sister that had made the report. Esperanza was preparing to start a new full-time job and move into an apartment located in the city of Glendale. She was never able to make the move as she suddenly disappeared.

The Glendale Police Department investigated her disappearance and exhausted all possible leads. No determination could be made as to the reason she disappeared or if a crime had occurred. As part of the continuing efforts by law enforcement and the California Department of Justice, the Glendale Police Department obtained DNA samples from Esperanza’s family members. This DNA profile, known as Familia DNA, was entered into the California Department of Justice Missing and Unidentified Persons database in the hopes of possibly locating her one day. The forensic science of DNA and application to law enforcement is ever changing and always improving.

In the days after Esperanza was reported missing in 1996, a body was found in Playas De Rosarito, Mexico by authorities. With the information available at the time, no connection to the disappearance of Esperanza Torio in Glendale was made by the Mexican authorities. The identity of this person remained a mystery until 2009. Mexican authorities working with US Law Enforcement provided DNA samples that ultimately identified the remains as Esperanza Torio. The missing case of Esperanza Torio was re-opened and is now being treated as a homicide investigated by the Glendale Police Department.

This murder case focused on a male that Esperanza had been dating in 1996. he was identified as Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra. With new information, the activities of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra were investigated. The Glendale Police Department discovered that in 2004 “Simon” dated another female, Maria Santos. Maria Santos had also been reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department. It was investigated by LAPD; and as was in the Glendale PD case, LAPD could not determine as to the reason why Maria Santos disappeared or if a crime had occurred.

Fourteen years after Esperanza Torio’s disappearance and several months after her remains were identified with DNA, Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra was arrested in May of 2010 for the murders of both Esperanza Torio and Maria Santos. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed two counts of murder on Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra.

Since the arrest and subsequent murder charges filed by the LA District Attorney’s Office, the Glendale Police Department has quietly worked with the LAPD and others in the gathering of crucial evidence in the case. The investigation of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra continues today. Glendale Police Detectives continue to trace the life of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra for the last 30 years. The Detectives in the case are now asking for information from the public, and specifically any acquaintances of the suspect and / or the victims in the case. The remains of Maria Santos have never been recovered.

Anyone with information about the relationships that Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra may have had with these victims or any other women is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department. Information may be provided by calling Detective Petros Kmbikyan at the Glendale Police Homicide Unit at 818-548-3987. Anonymous tips may be provided by calling Glendale Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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#3 Jenn

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:01 AM

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Glendale Police Press Releases

Missing Person Found / Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder


Date Posted: 1/4/2011 5:31:05 PM
Bulletin Number: 11-01
DR Number: 11-01
Announcement: In August of 1996 Esperanza Torio was reported missing to the Glendale Police Department by her sister. Esperanza, a single mother of two teenage boys, was 39 years old and living with her sister that had made the report. Esperanza was preparing to start a new full-time job and move into an apartment located in the city of Glendale. She was never able to make the move as she suddenly disappeared.

The Glendale Police Department investigated her disappearance and exhausted all possible leads. No determination could be made as to the reason she disappeared or if a crime had occurred. As part of the continuing efforts by law enforcement and the California Department of Justice, the Glendale Police Department obtained DNA samples from Esperanza’s family members. This DNA profile, known as Familia DNA, was entered into the California Department of Justice Missing and Unidentified Persons database in the hopes of possibly locating her one day. The forensic science of DNA and application to law enforcement is ever changing and always improving.

In the days after Esperanza was reported missing in 1996, a body was found in Playas De Rosarito, Mexico by authorities. With the information available at the time, no connection to the disappearance of Esperanza Torio in Glendale was made by the Mexican authorities. The identity of this person remained a mystery until 2009. Mexican authorities working with US Law Enforcement provided DNA samples that ultimately identified the remains as Esperanza Torio. The missing case of Esperanza Torio was re-opened and is now being treated as a homicide investigated by the Glendale Police Department.

This murder case focused on a male that Esperanza had been dating in 1996. he was identified as Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra. With new information, the activities of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra were investigated. The Glendale Police Department discovered that in 2004 “Simon” dated another female, Maria Santos. Maria Santos had also been reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department. It was investigated by LAPD; and as was in the Glendale PD case, LAPD could not determine as to the reason why Maria Santos disappeared or if a crime had occurred.

Fourteen years after Esperanza Torio’s disappearance and several months after her remains were identified with DNA, Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra was arrested in May of 2010 for the murders of both Esperanza Torio and Maria Santos. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed two counts of murder on Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra.

Since the arrest and subsequent murder charges filed by the LA District Attorney’s Office, the Glendale Police Department has quietly worked with the LAPD and others in the gathering of crucial evidence in the case. The investigation of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra continues today. Glendale Police Detectives continue to trace the life of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra for the last 30 years. The Detectives in the case are now asking for information from the public, and specifically any acquaintances of the suspect and / or the victims in the case. The remains of Maria Santos have never been recovered.

Anyone with information about the relationships that Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra may have had with these victims or any other women is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department. Information may be provided by calling Detective Petros Kmbikyan at the Glendale Police Homicide Unit at 818-548-3987. Anonymous tips may be provided by calling Glendale Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:02 AM

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Police link man to two missing women

MYSTERY: One woman was discovered dead, the other has yet to be found.

By C.J. Lin, Staff Writer Posted: 01/05/2011 09:13:51 PM PST Updated: 01/05/2011 09:18:25 PM PST

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This series of photos shows how Aurangzeb "Simon" Aiyoob Manjra's appearance has changed over time. He has been linked to the disappearance of two women.

The two women had lived about five miles apart - one in Glendale, the other in Los Angeles.

One went missing in 1996. Her body was found days later in Mexico, but it took until 2009 for authorities to identify her as Esperanza Torio, a 39-year-old single mother.

The second, Maria Santos, 44, has been missing since 2004, and investigators believe she was the victim of foul play.

Their common link: Aurangzeb "Simon" Aiyoob Manjra, a 51-year-old salesman whom each woman had dated shortly before she went missing.

Manjra was arrested in May on two counts of murder and is being held without bail.

But Glendale police on Wednesday requested more information from the public on Manjra's relationships with these women, the whereabouts of Santos' body and on any other possible victims.

"If you look at him, he was dating a woman that disappeared in '96 and eight years later, he dated another woman who disappeared," said Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. "We'd like to know his other relationships with other women."

Torio, a mother of two teenage boys, was about to move into a new apartment in Glendale and start a new job in August 1996. But she disappeared before the move and was reported missing by her sister when she failed to return to their home in the 100 block of East Chestnut Street, according to the Glendale Police Department.

Police at the time couldn't figure out why she disappeared or even whether a crime
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had occurred. However, her family gave DNA samples that were entered into a missing persons database with the hope of finding her one day.

In 2009, the DNA was matched to a body that had been found in Playas De Rosarito, Mexico, just days after Torio was reported missing. Mexican authorities had not made the connection, but 13 years later, provided samples to U.S. authorities that led to Torio's identification.

The cold case was reopened as a murder investigation and focused on Manjra, whom Esperanza had dated the same year she disappeared, Lorenz said.

Investigators soon discovered that Manjra had dated Santos in 2004. Santos was also reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department, which also couldn't determine why she had disappeared or if a crime had taken place. There was no evidence of violence in either of the relationships, Lorenz said.

Police released photos of the two women as well as a series of photos of Manjra dating back to 1992. He lived in the 900 block of South Serrano Avenue in L.A. and sold a variety of items such as cell phones from a business in the 100 block of South Vermont - the area where Santos lived, according to police.

"Over the years, he's changed his appearance and we've released that information so over the last 20 years, people may be able to look at him and know who he is," Lorenz said.

Detectives are trying to piece together the last 30 years of Manjra's life.

"Every little bit may help put a piece together," Lorenz said. "We're not saying there are other missing people out there, but if there are, we need to know."

Anyone with information is asked to call Glendale homicide Detective Petros Kmbikyan at 818-548-3987. Anonymous tips may be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


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Missing Person Found / Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder

Date Posted: 1/4/2011 5:31:05 PM
Bulletin Number: 11-01
DR Number: 11-01
Announcement: In August of 1996 Esperanza Torio was reported missing to the Glendale Police Department by her sister. Esperanza, a single mother of two teenage boys, was 39 years old and living with her sister that had made the report. Esperanza was preparing to start a new full-time job and move into an apartment located in the city of Glendale. She was never able to make the move as she suddenly disappeared.

The Glendale Police Department investigated her disappearance and exhausted all possible leads. No determination could be made as to the reason she disappeared or if a crime had occurred. As part of the continuing efforts by law enforcement and the California Department of Justice, the Glendale Police Department obtained DNA samples from Esperanza’s family members. This DNA profile, known as Familia DNA, was entered into the California Department of Justice Missing and Unidentified Persons database in the hopes of possibly locating her one day. The forensic science of DNA and application to law enforcement is ever changing and always improving.

In the days after Esperanza was reported missing in 1996, a body was found in Playas De Rosarito, Mexico by authorities. With the information available at the time, no connection to the disappearance of Esperanza Torio in Glendale was made by the Mexican authorities. The identity of this person remained a mystery until 2009. Mexican authorities working with US Law Enforcement provided DNA samples that ultimately identified the remains as Esperanza Torio. The missing case of Esperanza Torio was re-opened and is now being treated as a homicide investigated by the Glendale Police Department.

This murder case focused on a male that Esperanza had been dating in 1996. he was identified as Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra. With new information, the activities of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra were investigated. The Glendale Police Department discovered that in 2004 “Simon” dated another female, Maria Santos. Maria Santos had also been reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department. It was investigated by LAPD; and as was in the Glendale PD case, LAPD could not determine as to the reason why Maria Santos disappeared or if a crime had occurred.

Fourteen years after Esperanza Torio’s disappearance and several months after her remains were identified with DNA, Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra was arrested in May of 2010 for the murders of both Esperanza Torio and Maria Santos. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed two counts of murder on Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra.

Since the arrest and subsequent murder charges filed by the LA District Attorney’s Office, the Glendale Police Department has quietly worked with the LAPD and others in the gathering of crucial evidence in the case. The investigation of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra continues today. Glendale Police Detectives continue to trace the life of Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra for the last 30 years. The Detectives in the case are now asking for information from the public, and specifically any acquaintances of the suspect and / or the victims in the case. The remains of Maria Santos have never been recovered.

Anyone with information about the relationships that Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra may have had with these victims or any other women is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department. Information may be provided by calling Detective Petros Kmbikyan at the Glendale Police Homicide Unit at 818-548-3987. Anonymous tips may be provided by calling Glendale Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

PHOTOS:
Cut and paste the following link into your browser for suspect and victim photos:
http://bigmail.ci.gl...SA0OjEwOjAwIFBN

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