Michael James Gaughan

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Above Images: Michael, circa 1975

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 20, 1975 from El Paso, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 10, 1957
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'8, 135 - 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Michael has a chipped tooth and a zig-zag shaped scar or tattoo on his left forearm. His nickname is Mike.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Michael was last heard from when he made a long distance phone call to his parents in New Mexico from a phone booth El Paso, Texas at 7:15 a.m. on July 20, 1975. He told them he had car trouble and would be home later. He has never been heard from again. Two days later, the vehicle Michael had been driving was found abandoned in the desert west of Las Cruces, New Mexico. There was no sign of Michael at the scene. Foul play is possible in his case, which remains unsolved. New Mexico police are investigating.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department
    505-526-6611

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 9, 2012; picture added.

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