By Claudia Rivero
Antonio Vela Jr. vanished June 15, 2017, after leaving a bar near his home in Victoria, Texas. Rumors surrounding the now 37-year-old music producer's disappearance have spread like wildfire.
Investigators remain tight-lipped about the case.
I traveled to Victoria to meet Antonio's mother, Ninfa Vela, and her daughters Michelle and Natalie. Antonio — who also goes by the nicknames TJ and Speshul Ed — is the youngest of Ninfa's children and her only son.
Friends who saw Antonio the night he vanished are sharing their story for the first time. We've also obtained exclusive photos of the scene where Antonio's vehicle was found abandoned on June 16, 2017.
Desperate for answers, the Velas are asking anyone with information about Antonio's disappearance to contact the Victoria Police Department or Victoria Crime Stoppers at: 361-572-4200
June 16, 2017
Antonio's 1999 Pontiac Firebird was found abandoned 20 miles away in the town of Inez in Victoria County on June 16, 2017. These are exclusive photos of the scene.
Anyone with information should call Victoria Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200
Claudia Rivero Investigative Reporter/Producer