Russell Matthew Gonzales
Gonzales, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 01/09/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/12/1964 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Gonzales has an unspecified medical condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Gonzales wears an upper denture plate. He has a tattoo on his left forearm and a tattoo of a dragon on his right forearm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gonzales was last heard from in the Eugene, Oregon area on January 9, 2006. He was en route to the Coos Bay/North Bend area of Oregon at the time. He has never been heard from again.
His blue 1986 VolkswAge at the time of disappearance: n Quantum was located in July 2006, on Forest Service Road 5847 MP 8, south of Eugene. Few details are available in Gonzales's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Lane County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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