Missing: Elijah Runningbear Diaz Last Seen In El Cajon, California August 2015

Elijah Diaz needs his diabetes medication. There have been volunteer searches and billboards put up in the area where he vanished.

January 17, 2020

Elijah Runningbear Diaz [NCMC]

Elijah Runningbear Diaz [NCMC]

By: Michelle Sigona

Investigators say Elijah Runningbear Diaz was last seen on August 29, 2015 in El Cajon, California. Elijah, known affectionately as "Bear," was on diabetes medication when he vanished.

Lelaine Thompson says on the evening her son disappeared she dropped him off at his home around 10:30 p.m. "He texted me at 11:19 pm and was never heard from again. Bear was a Type 1 Diabetic, his health was poor, he only weighed 110 pounds. At the time of his disappearance, Bear was unable to walk or drive due to wounds on his feet from neuropathy. Someone took Bear from his home," Thompson adds.

Diaz has not used his phone or bank accounts since disappearing.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5 feet 9 inches

WEIGHT: 110 pounds (but could be even thinner)

HAIR: Brown

EYES: Brown

SEX: Male

DOB: August 19, 1995

RACE: American Indian

TATTOO: Bear claw on his left inner forearm

NICKNAME: Bear

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