Richard Robert Sanchez

 

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: New Mexico man who was accused of the 2001 abduction of his three sons, 12-year-old Richard, 9-year-old Daniel, and 2-year-old Christopher, during a weekend custody visit, who had gone through a bitter divorce with his estranged wife at the time of the disappearance and was set to stand trial for an unrelated 2000 kidnapping and rape of his sister-in-law, just days after the children went missing with their non-custodial father on August 13, 2001.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by drowning

 

Born: January 20, 1966

 

Died: June 18, 2009 (Body found on this date)

 

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico