OR CYNTHIA MARTINEZ: Missing from Keizer, OR - 16 July 2017 - Age 26


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Martinez left her home at 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2017 to go to a Quinceañera party. At 11:00 p.m., after the party, she went to the Tequila Nights Bar & Grill in the 3300 block of River Road in Keizer, Oregon. She went there with a female friend and two men she didn't know. Because she didn't have her purse and her outfit didn't have any pockets, her friend held her phone and identification for her.

Martinez's companions left the bar without her, and ten to fifteen minutes later she left the bar alone. The surveillance cameras showed her coming back inside, accompanied by another man, just a few minutes later; it's possible she was looking for a ride home, since the people she'd come with had left.

Martinez left again with two Hispanic men in a light blue 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan a few minutes after 2:30 a.m. on July 16. She never arrived home and has never been heard from again.

Authorities subsequently identified both the men she had been with, and one was ruled out as a suspect in her case. The other, Jaime Alvarez Oliveras, a farmworker from Mexico, is considered a person of interest in her disappearance. He left town the same day Martinez disappeared and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Investigators found the minivan, which was Alvarez Oliveras's vehicle, parked at his ex-girlfriend's apartment on Cleveland Street in Woodburn, Oregon. They would like to speak to anyone who saw Martinez, Alvarez Oliveras or the Honda Odyssey between 2:30 a.m. on July 16 and 11:45 a.m. on July 17, when they found it. Alvarez Oliveras is also being sought for questioning in Martinez's disappearance. Her family doesn't believe she had met him before that night.

Martinez left behind four children, one of whom was only three months old; the night she disappeared was her first night out since the birth. Foul play is possible in her disappearance and her case remains unsolved.

CHARLEY PROJECT - http://charleyproject.org/case/cynthia-crystal-martinez

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NAMUS - https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/39275

Eye Description: Wearing false eyelashes at the time of her disappearance
Finger and toe nails: May have artificial nails on a few fingers
Piercing: Ears
Tattoo: "Dominguez" on the chest / "Trust no one" above the chest / "Jesse" below collar bone on right side / "Karisma" on the right shoulder / "Trust" when arm is down next to side or "Faith" when arm is raised on right forearm / princess crown on the left shoulder / "forgive never forget" on left shoulder blade / "503" behind the right ear / "Walk by faith not by sight" on the outside of the right calf / Marilyn Monroe face with a skull face intertwined on right thigh / "If you are going to be two-faced at least make one of them pretty" next to Marilyn Monroe / "C" in old English style between the index finger and left thumb

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Two years after Cynthia Martinez vanished, her family still searches for answers

Angelica Castillo sits in front of a wall covered in photos of her missing daughter.

It's been almost two years since Cynthia Martinez left a Keizer bar and vanished into the night. A growing, rainbow-hued collage of artwork by Martinez's four children surrounds her photos in their Tigard home.

They are growing so fast, Angelica said. Martinez's youngest daughter was only 2-months-old when she went missing. She's taken her first steps, celebrated two Christmases and said her first words without her mother.

"Because we don't have answers, it makes it harder for our grandkids," Angelica said.

Angelica and her husband, Cesar Castillo, used to spend their weekends and evenings driving the roads of Marion County, searching for any sign of her daughter.

"We would go searching for her in the beginning but it got too hard for me," she said. "(I'd) get so excited to go, but when I had to come back empty-handed, it was so painful."

Every time Angelica hears about an unidentified body being found, she emails the Keizer detective in charge of her daughter's case.

"Could this be my daughter's body they found?" she asks.

But two years later, Martinez has not been found nor has the man wanted in connection to her case. Her disappearance remains a mystery.


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Cynthia Martinez had been out with friends at Tequila Nights Bar in Keizer, Oregon before she disappeared on July 16, 2017. Police say security cameras show Cynthia leaving the bar with two men and getting into a van in the early hours of the morning. One of those men, 30-year-old Jaime Alvarez-Olivera, has since been named a person of interest in Cynthia’s disappearance; the second male she was seen with is not considered a person of interest at this time. Alvarez-Olivera’s van was found nearby at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Police declined to comment on what they found inside the van but tell Dateline Cynthia’s case remains an active missing persons investigation. Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering an up to $2,500 reward and the FBI is offering an $8,000 reward for information leading to the location of Cynthia and the conviction of the person responsible for her disappearance. Keizer police told Dateline the investigation remains active and did not release any further details. If anyone has any information regarding Cynthia Martinez’s whereabouts, contact the Keizer Police Department at (503) 856-3529 or online at Tip Form.


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True Crime Tuesdays: Missing Keizer women​

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Cynthia Martinez or Jaime Alvarez Olivera, please contact the Keizer police at 503-856-3529. There is an $8,000 reward from the FBI as well as a $2,500 reward from Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an arrest.


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