Details of Disappearance
Martinez was last heard on May 12, 2019, when he called his mother from a truck stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico to wish her happy Mother's Day. Their conversation was normal and he said he would be coming back home to Farmington, New Mexico soon. He has never been heard from again.
Martinez was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation, one of eleven siblings. He moved to Farmington as an adult and lived with his girlfriend and their two sons. In 2014, however, Martinez's girlfriend and one of his sons were killed in a house fire. His family stated he became extremely depressed afterwards, could not work, and began drinking heavily.
In the months before his disappearance he had traveling back and forth between Farmington and Albuquerque to visit friends and work various construction jobs. He didn't have a vehicle and would usually walk or hitchhike where he needed to go. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.