David Ristovski

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Above Images: Ristovski, circa 2011

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 9, 2011 from Lordsburg, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 12, 1978
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9 - 5'11, 185 - 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ristovski shaves his head. He has a one-inch scar above his right eye. He is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Bosnia and moved to the United States in 1992.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, black sweatpants and gray Converse sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Ristovski was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia three years before his disappearance and needs medication which he doesn't have with him. He may be disoriented as a result of his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ristovski was left his Los Angeles, California home on March 7, 2011. He was traveling on Interstate 10 near the Arizona and New Mexico state line when his white 1996 GMC Safari ran out of gas near milepost 384. He called his fiance on March 9 to ask for money, and this was the last time anyone heard from him. Ristovski left the vehicle on foot. Searchers tracked his footprints for sixteen miles east into New Mexico, then lost the trail at Steins Pass just outside of Lordsburg, near the railroad tracks at milepost 3 on Interstate 10, sixteen miles from his vehicle. His cellular phone, wallet and water bottle were found eight miles north of milepost 388.

    Ristovski's parents said he'd left home on several occasions after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but he was never gone more than a couple of days. He has a degree in business administration from California State University at Long Beach and worked as a floor technician at the time of his disappearance. He left an infant child behind in California. Both California and New Mexico Police are investigating his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles, California Police Department
    213-996-1800

    OR
    Lordsburg, New Mexico State Police Office
    575-546-6631

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    KTSM
    The Silver City Sun-News
    The Arizona Range News
    The Missing Persons Registry
    NamUs
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 29, 2011; picture added.

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