NPD Searches for Missing and Endangered Child

Date of Press Release: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to locate a missing and endangered child, 7-month-old Jody Minjarez.

On February 19, the Norman Police Department responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 1500 block of Lakecrest Drive. Officers determined that 31-year-old Victor Manuel Minjarez violently attacked the mother of his child and then fled the residence with their son, seven-month-old Jody Minjarez. On February 23, the victim, the child’s mother, obtained an emergency Victim Protective Order (VPO) that ordered 7-month-old Jody Minjarez be returned to her. On February 28, Victor Minjarez sent a text message to a friend telling her to tell the victim that she would never see her son again. Based on this information, it is believed that 7-month-old Jody Minjariz is in imminent danger of bodily harm or death.

Victor Minjarez fled the scene of the incident with the child driving a rented U-Haul pick-up truck, license plate unknown. Minjarez is homeless, and it is unknown where he is currently staying. However, investigators believe he is likely in the Oklahoma City metro, possibly staying at a motel or with a friend.

Victor Minjarez is described as a 31-year-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. Minjarez is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. Photos of both Victor Minjarez and Jody Minjarez are attached.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of 7-month-old Jody Minjarez or 31-year-old Victor Minjarez are asked to immediately call 911 or the Norman Police Department at 405-321-1444.