John Freisen Martens

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Top Row and Bottom Left: John, circa 2007;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 11 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 23, 2007 from Muleshoe, Texas
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: May 31, 2002
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'6, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. John's nickname is Johnny.
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    Details of Disappearance

    John disappeared from Muleshoe, Texas on September 23, 2007. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Margaretha Neuderf Freisen. A photograph and vital statistics for Freisen are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for her on October 3, 2007. Freisen and John may be in Mexico. The child's whereabouts are unknown and his case remains unsolved.


    Margaretha Neuderf Freisen
    Above: Margaretha Neuderf Freisen

    Date of Birth: May 9, 1984
    Age: 23 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Freisen has eyeglasses. She wears traditional Mennonite clothing.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 13, 2014; age-progression updated.

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