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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Missing Persons Alert for Michael Ortega, 21 of New Jersey

Shown in the recent photo below, Michael Ortega has been missing from New Jersey since January 19, 2016.

The 21-year-old was last seen in his Jersey City neighborhood and reported missing shortly after.

His long disappearance, without even contacting loved ones by either cell phone or email, is considered extremely unusual -- after being gone without a trace for well over a week now, they're worried for his safety.

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Michael Ortega is a clean-cut, light-skinned Hispanic male standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing just over 200 pounds. He has wavy dark hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a gray long-sleeve hoodie when he vanished.

Family members say they last saw their missing young man on January 19th in the vicinity of Hague Street and Summit Avenue in the Jersey City Heights section.

It appears he left home without taking his wallet, ID, bank cards, cash, or car keys.

Anybody who knows where Ortega is today or what happened to him is asked to alert the Jersey City Police Department's missing persons unit at (201) 547-5427, or (201) 547-5424.


  1. Mike Ortega's missing-persons case has been overshadowed by similar more high-profile ones, including Zach Marr's which is developing this week in Boston. So share Ortega's #alert too because this missing youth's loved ones are equally concerned about his whereabouts and safety.

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  2. Michael Ortega, 21 and missing from New Jersey since late January, was found drowned beneath the Bayonne Bridge during the first week of March 2016.

    R.I.P., and apologies for this belated case update.