Steven V. Romero

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Above Images: Romero, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 14, 2008 from Magdalena, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 22, 1946
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1 - 6'2, 175 - 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Romero has a gray beard. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a hat, jeans and a t-shirt or sweatshirt.
  • Medical Conditions: Romero suffers from mild adult-onset muscular dystrophy and walks with an odd gait as a result. He is otherwise in good health.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Romero left his home in Magdalena, New Mexico on April 14, 2008, and went Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had a doctor's appointment scheduled, but didn't keep it. He did arrive in Albuquerque, however, and went to the bank at 2:00 p.m. According to his financial records, Romero ate breakfast at the First Street Cafe in Grants, New Mexico on April 15. This is the last sign of him. He never returned home and as never been heard from again.

    On April 16, Romero's blue 2003 Ford Ranger truck with the New Mexico license plate number FKA103 was found on State Route 117 south of Grants, New Mexico. Two of its tires were deflated, but undamaged. The truck was unlocked and had food, water, soda, a baseball cap, Romero's walking stick and an April 14 newspaper inside. Romero's global positioning system (GPS) device, blue backpack and identification were missing, however.

    Romero's loved ones stated he is an avid hiker. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear and his case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Mexico State Police
    Grants Office


    Source Information
    New Mexico Missing Person Web Page
    KRQE News 13
    The El Defensor Chieftain


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 30, 2010; alternate height and weight added, details of disappearance updated.

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