Charles Hawkins

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Above Images: Hawkins, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 19, 1998 from Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 15, 1934
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'8, 170 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Hawkins's nickname is Charlie. He speaks fluent Spanish. He has a large scar on the outside of his lower left leg where skin, tissue and muscle were surgically removed. The scar is approximately eight or nine inches long and two or three inches wide.
  • Medical Conditions: Hawkins was suicidal at the time of his disappearance; he had attempted to commit suicide three times.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hawkins was last seen driving his pickup truck in Las Cruces, New Mexico on March 19, 1998. He has never been heard from again. On April 19, his truck was found locked and abandoned in a desert arroyo. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him. Hawkins was declared legally dead in 2003.

    Hawkins worked as an agricultural manager at New Mexico State University from 1967 to 1996. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Las Cruces Police Department


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 11, 2010; casefile added.

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