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Ruochen Liao

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery, alive or deceased, of Ruochen Liao, who co-owns  a Costa Mesa luxury-car dealership and resides in Santa Ana.



On July 16, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Ruochen “Tony” Liao was kidnapped in San Gabriel, California, by three men. He was last seen entering a dark-colored minivan in San Gabriel with a man later identified as “David”.

Liao Kidnapping Suspect

“David” is described as a Chinese male, 35 to 40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, who speaks Mandarin. A forensic sketch of “David” is included above.

Submit a Tip: If you have any information concerning Ruochen Liao, please contact the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office at (310) 477-6565. You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to tips.fbi.gov.

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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

One thought on “The FBI is looking for a Santa Ana man who was kidnapped”
  1. I saw a guy that looked just like him today during my short lunch. I drove in Santa Ana on Civic Center street and Ross. He caught my attention because he was wearing a sweater and backpack on a hot day. The sun was hitting his cheeks … I thought to myself – poor guy his face is red and sweaty … why is he walking in the suns direction.

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