Missing Age: 33 Years

Nickname/Alias: Manny

Sex: Male

Height: 5′ 9″ – 5′ 11″ (69 – 71 Inches)

Weight: 175 – 190 lbs

Race / Ethnicity: Black / African American

Date of Last Contact: October 7, 2007

NamUs Case Created: August 21, 2015

Location: Oklahoma, Oklahoma

County: Oklahoma County

Circumstances of Disappearance: Manuel Salado was a U.S. Army Reservist, who was last seen on October 8, 2007 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At the time, Salado had graduated Army Basic Training and returned home to his wife in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Manuel Salado was reported missing after he failed to show up for his weekend Army Reserve Drills. Manuel Salado’s wife, Exondia Jaye Salado said that Manuel had returned from Basic Training, then left several days later and never returned. On October 8, 2007, Manuel Salado had visited a friend and wanted to spend the night at his friend’s house because Manuel was concerned that his wife was trying to kill him. Salado talked with his wife on the phone and changed his mind and had decided to returned to his home. Before Exondia was arrested in Florida for the murder of Manuel Salado, she apparently told two friends that she had shot Manuel and put his body in a plastic box. After about a week, she moved the box to a location outside the city and burned it on a grill. A search of her computer revealed searches for How to dismember a human body, recipes for human body consumption, how to build a BBQ pit, and information on how a body decomposes. Exondia was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with no parole, but Salado’s remains have never been found. Exondia’s defense attorney argues that Salado moved to the Dominican Republic where he is now, living with another woman. Manuel Salado was 34 years old at the time he went missing in 2007. Manuel Salado has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Manuel Salado, contact the Oklahoma City Police Department at 405-297-1126.

Physical Description

Hair Color: Brown

Facial Hair Description: Manuel Salado has some facial hair

Eye Color: Brown

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