Franklin F. Martin

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Above Images: Martin, circa 2016

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 19, 2016 from Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 29, 1990
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'10, 156 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Martin's nickname is Frankie and many accounts refer to him by that name. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm and a tattoo of a teardrop under his left eye.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black and green Adidas hooded pullover shirt, a black t-shirt, gray jeans, Converse sneakers and a black baseball cap. A photo of Martin in these clothes is posted below this case summary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Martin was last seen walking out of the Midtown Market in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico on April 19, 2016. He had purchased a few items at the store that afternoon and was never heard from again after he left. His car, wallet and keys were later found at his home. He left all his belongings behind, including his dog.

    Martin grew up in Gallup, New Mexico and moved to the Taos area about four years before his disappearance to live with a girlfriend. He worked as a dishwasher at a restaurant and as a wildland firefighter. Earlier on the day he disappeared, Martin asked for information about community service; he was ordered to perform community service as part of a deferred sentence for drunk driving. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear and his case remains unsolved.

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    Above: Martin on the day of his disappearance

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Taos County Sheriff's Office
    575-758-2217

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Information
    The Taos News
    The Santa Fe New Mexico

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 19, 2017; casefile added.

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