Wilbert Martin

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Above Images: Martin, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 2, 2004 from Klagetoh, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: 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 on it.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: 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.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Martin was last seen in Klagetoh, 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.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Navajo Department of Criminal Investigation


    Source Information
    Facebook Page for Wilbert Martin


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 20, 2011; casefile added.

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