Friday, May 7, 2010

1985 Missing Persons Case Reactivated

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking the public for information that may help to resolve a 25-year-old missing persons case.

On June 3, 1985, 14-year-old Lloyd Reese (pictured above on left) and 21-year-old David Jaramillo (pictured above on right) left Reese’s Salt Lake City home at 173 E. 1700 S. with two other friends for an outing to East Canyon Reservoir. Reese and Jaramillo became separated from the others at some point during the day. When they failed to return home, friends and family members reported them missing. Investigators at the time placed their names in the National Crime Information Center’s Missing Person File, and they searched for them without success.

Although 25 years have passed, Detective Mike Hamideh said he hopes that friends and acquaintances will contact the police department and provide information and photos that may prove useful in the investigation.

“It’s the smallest piece of information that could bring closure to these families,” said Hamideh, who is leading the current review of the case. “Even strangers who spent time in East Canyon in June of 1985 may know something that seemed like nothing at the time but could be the key to their disappearance.”

The Police Department asks anyone with information about Jaramillo and Reese to call (801) 799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous. Please reference case #85-59692.

At 10:30 this morning, relatives of both Jaramillo and Reese will be available to speak with media at Pioneer Precinct, 1040 W. 700 S.