Travis John Killen
Killen, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 11/23/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Aztec, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/19/1979 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 148 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black tank top, blue or black work jeans and black sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Killen has scars on his inner right arm near his elbow, on his right index finger as the result of previous stitches, and on both of his earlobes from multiple piercings. He has tattoos on his left shoulder and right hand.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Killen left his residence near US 550 in Flora Vista, New Mexico on November 23, 1997. He was driving his gray 1983 Ford Escort at the time. Killen has never been seen again.
His vehicle was discovered abandoned on Navajo 36 near the Chaco River in a dirt water culvert on November 24, 1997, the day after he disappeared. There was no tEthnicity : of Killen at the scene. Foul play is suspected in Killen's case.
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San Juan County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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