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Felix Batista

Kidnapped/AbductedCold Case
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Felix Batista
Felix Batista
Felix Batista

Missing Persons Details

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Felix Batista

Missing from
Saltillo, - Mexico
Nationality
  Cuban-American
Case Entered
  July 02, 2021
Status
   Cold Case
Current Classification
  Kidnapped/Abducted
Source of Record
  Local Law Enforcement
Last Updated
   September 09, 2023
Verification Status
Yes

Physical Description

Gender
   Male
Age When Reported Missing
   55
Age As of Today
  68
Race
  Hispanic or Latino
Hair Color
  Salt & Pepper
Eye Color
  Brown
Height
  5'11"
Weight
  190lbs
  Last Seen Wearing
  Distinct Features
Batista is known to play guitar and sing. He was a former US Army Major, working for a security consulting group. Batista was considered a specialist in anti-kidnapping issues, working in part as a kidnapping negotiator. Batista has a bald spot on the back of his head. 
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Felix Batista was last seen by family or friends on December 10, 2008.

According to Law Enforcement, Felix Batista was last seen on 12/10/2008, outside a local restaurant (El Mesón Principal del Norte) in Saltillo, Mexico. That morning, Batista learned his friend and former chief of security for a local industrial firm was kidnapped. Batista began working as the negotiator to secure the victim's release. 

While at the restaurant, Batista received a call from the victim (his friend), who told Batista that he had been released and was sending a car for him. This was later determined to be a ruse. Batista left his cell phone, credit cards, laptop, and all his documents inside the restaurant and went outside to wait. 

Witnesses reported Batista as being met by four men in a vehicle, then forced to enter a Jeep (no further description). However, open source information reports surveillance footage showed Batista waiting for nearly a half an hour before a white van pulls up and a man in uniform approaches. Batista has not been seen or heard from since. There has not been any ransom demand or communication from the group that took him. The victim was released about an hour after Batista was taken.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000.00 for information provided to the FBI leading to the identification, arrest, and
conviction of the individuals responsible for the kidnapping of Felix Batista.

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Felix Batista , you are encouraged to contact the U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL MONTERREY at 844 528 6611 (from US), 5, ask for Regional Security Officer (RSO). Be sure to have the case number FBI Case available as you will need it.

FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
Miami
(754) 703-2000

Military Details

Military Branch
Army
Military Status
Retired

Be Advised

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