Donnie Ray Martin III
Martin, approximately 2017; Tattoo sleeve on Martin's right arm and hand
Date reported missing : 08/03/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Madison Heights, Michigan
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 230 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red work shirt with the "ABK Tree Service" logo, jeans, sneakers, and possibly a nose ring and/or lip ring.
Medical conditions : Martin is addicted to heroin.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Martin's lip and left nostril are pierced and his cheek is pierced below the corner of his right eye. He has the following tattoos: a sleeve on his right forearm and hand, his last name "MARTIN" across his lower back, an Asian symbol on the side of his neck, and the letter D on his left ring finger. A photo of Martin's arm tattoo is posted with this case summary. He may have needle marks on his arms.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martin was last seenÂ near 10 Mile and Dequindre in Madison Heights, Michigan on August 3, 2017. He got off work between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and left on foot. Twenty minutes later, he texted his girlfriend. He has never been heard from again.
At the time of Martin's disappearance, he frequented the area of John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Madison Heights Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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