Art silva

Art Silva

Real Name: Arthur Silva
Aliases: Art Silva
Wanted For: Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Parole Violation
Missing Since: May 31, 1991


Details: Art Silva of San Diego, California had three young daughters whom he abused and molested. In 1984, he was arrested and charged with child abuse and molestation. He was convicted of the charges; however, he was released after serving five years in prison. One of the terms of his parole was that he was not allowed to live near or have contact with children.
However, he violated his parole when he moved into an apartment complex with small children living next door. He was then ordered to move. He also violated his parole by living with his new girlfriend and infant daughter. The baby had to be given away, along with the girlfriend's other children. Then, his girlfriend became pregnant again. He and his girlfriend vanished on May 31, 1991. He is now wanted by authorities.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the September 25, 1991 episode.
Results: Captured. A viewer saw a promo for Unsolved Mysteries and recognized Silva, who was living in Oklahoma City. Investigators learned that Silva's girlfriend was an employee of an Oklahoma City fast food restaurant and that he picked her up at 5PM on a daily basis. Officers waited until Silva arrived at the restaurant, where he was arrested at 5:40PM on September 25, 1991. He was extradited back to San Diego to face the Judicial Parole Board. It is not known what sentence he received. He is currently on the California Sex Offender Registry.