25-year-old Boonville man Jesus Mendoza’s family is worried. He was last seen in the early evening of Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Philo’s Hendy Woods State Park. His sister, Jennifer Mendoza, told us a witness saw Jesus with an “unknown” group of three men and five women around in the Hendy Woods area and they have not seen or heard from him since.
Mendoza says her brother has “never been gone for more than a night.” Jesus has medical conditions that Jennifer worries could be at play in his disappearance. Another troubling detail for Mendoza is the fact her brother Jesus left both his phone and wallet behind.
Jennifer said her family has checked all of his known friends’ houses and called all the recent contacts on his phone and came up with no information that indicates where Jesus is currently located.
Jesus Mendoza has multiple nicknames including “Junior”, “Shotgun”, and “Shotty”. His sister told us Jesus has a “thin build” weighing around 150 pounds and standing 5’11”. Jesus has “light skin”, brown hair, and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of a “cracked heart” behind his right ear and the last time he was seen he had been wearing black shorts.”
Jennifer told us she has officially filed a missing person report with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. We have reached out to MCSO for confirmation and will update the article when we hear back. If you know anything about the current location of Jesus, call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 234-2100.
UPDATE 6/17/2022: A deceased subject was located near the area Jesus Mendoza was last seen. Read more about it in our update below: