Martin, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 11/02/2004
Missing location (approx) :
KlAge at the time of disappearance: toh, Arizona
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'5, 130 - 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears a baseball cap and may wear a crucifix necklace.
Medical conditions : Martin is mentally disabled and may not remember his identity or how to get home.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Martin's nicknames are Woe-Vie and Woo-Bert. He normally keeps his hair tied back in a ponytail. He is both farsighted and nearsighted and needs glasses, but doesn't wear them. He may have sparse hair on his chin and his nails may be long and untrimmed. He limps and may walk with a bounce, his shoulders hunched forward. Martin previously broke his jaw and has screws or pins inserted in both sides, which makes his jaw appear enlarged. He also has screws or pins inserted in his right knee, and he may have a metal plate in his head. He has a tattoo of a low-rider girl with a cholo hat on his upper arm; the tattoo is an outline and shows only her facial profile and upper chest, with large breasts. He has a two-and-a-half-inch surgical scar extending up from navel from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, dark-colored sunburn scarring on his right hand and forearm, a scar from the front of his hairline to the back of his head from being hit by a shovel, a horizontal scar at his hairline from being hit by a vehicle, and a broken nose. His right ankle is weakened from the vehicular accident and he wears an Ace bandAge at the time of disappearance: on it.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martin was last seen in KlAge at the time of disappearance: toh, Arizona on November 2, 2004. He ran away from his mother's home sometime between 9:30 and 11:00 p.m. and has never been heard from again. He didn't have a vehicle at the time of his disappearance, but it's possible he caught a ride from a passing motorist.
Martin's family believes he may be in a psychiatric hospital in Arizona or New Mexico. He graduated from Fort Wingate High School in 1992 and previously worked for Labor Express in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Few details are available in his case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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